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Community Outreach and Education


Community Referrals

Knowledgeable referral counselors help families identify and access services to meet their child’s needs. Information is available on topics such as child development, early intervention for special needs, child care subsidy, and more. Smart Start of New Hanover County, 910-815-3731. Access Links & Resources page here.

Resource Room

Early childhood professionals and families can check-out curriculum guides, resource books, videos, children’s CDs, and theme boxes with educational toys and activity ideas.  Laminating services, die cuts, a computer work station, museum passes, baby wear and other items are also available. Membership requires a small annual fee. For more information, click hereSmart Start of New Hanover County, 910-815-3731. Access Resource Room page here.

Community Outreach and Education

Accurate and relevant information about children birth to age five is shared with parents, community members and public officials to strengthen the early childhood system.  Services include community events, work-groups, and distribution of information via social media, print materials and public speaking. Smart Start of New Hanover County, 910-815-3731