Smart Start’s Early Learning Resource Center

Smart Start of NHC is moving, and the Resource Room is closed all of July to prepare!

We will reopen in our new location on August 5th at
725 Wellington Avenue, Unit A, Wilmington!


The Early Learning Resource Center is open for families and educators Monday- Friday, from 8:30am – 4:30pm. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointment necessary.

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We offer annual memberships for families, educators, and child care center groups for a nominal fee between $5-$25 per year.


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Membership Options

Family Membership

For a $5 annual fee, families have access to:

  • Theme kits with educational toys and materials
  • Laminating supplies and equipment
  • Die cut machine
  • A two week trial membership to the Wilmington Children’s Museum & Cape Fear Museum
  • A wide variety of other books and materials available for check out

Early Childhood Professional Membership

For a $5 annual fee, professionals have access to resources to enhance classroom instruction:

  • Classroom theme boxes with educational toys and materials and small outdoor equipment
  • Curriculum guides
  • Videos and DVDs
  • Bulletin board paper
  • Laminating supplies and equipment
  • Die cut machine

Child Care Center Group Membership

  • 10 individuals or less– $15
  • 11-19 individuals– $20
  • 20 or more individuals–$25

To Sign Up for Membership

Single Memberships

Group Educator Memberships

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Early Learning Resource Center Membership Form
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