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Each year, Smart Start of New Hanover County celebrates and recognizes members of our community who provide exceptional service, going above and beyond, for young children and/or their families in New Hanover County during children’s first 2,000 days of life, from birth to age 5.

Our Annual Breakfast for Children’s Champions will recognize all nominees.

Previous nominees have included pediatricians, early childhood educators, social workers, members of volunteer organizations, foster parents, school administrators, etc.

Online Nomination Form is below (download pdf). Note: Please be as descriptive and thorough as possible.

Children’s Champion Nomination Deadline is Monday, January 8th at noon!

Smart Start Children’s Champion Nomination

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Please use as much space as you need and give specific examples of how you have seen your nominee. • go above and beyond; • how their work supports children in their first 2,000 days and those children’s caregivers; • how they have made a difference – for one child or family, to groups of children, or to our early childhood system.