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Smart Start of New Hanover County invites everyone to join us in investing in early childhood – it is an investment that lasts a lifetime.

We know what most children need in order to flourish. They need adults in their lives who can form nurturing, interactive, and reliable relationships with them.  They need safe, stable and secure environments where social, emotional, and physical needs are met.  A child’s experiences in their first years of life create the physical architecture of their brains, setting a course for the rest of their lives.

There are many ways to join us in supporting early childhood development – volunteer, make a contribution, or be a champion for children.