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Early Childhood Family Festival


The Virtual Early Childhood Family Festival this year was a big hit with families in the New Hanover County area!  Children and caregivers logged in to view interactive videos from Scooter the Story Yeller, Cameron Art Museum, Cape Fear Museum, and the Fire Department.  Then, over 50 families and 100 children drove by the Smart Start office to pick up their swag bag of family fun activities and Nourish NC snack packs!

Thank you to UnitedHealth Group for donating 100 Family Swag Bags and to Nourish NC for donating 100 snack packs! Your support is invaluable!


Smart Start of NHC hosts the annual Early Childhood Family Festival each fall.  This FREE event brings families and community members together to celebrate young children, with activities and vendors providing hands-on experiences for children ages 8 and under.

Thanks to United Healthcare Group for their sponsorship and donations!


Thanks to our 2019 partners for supporting families!

Wilmington Kids Dental (sponsor)
Delta Dental (sponsor)
Carolina Gymnastics (sponsor)
Lakeshore Early Learning (sponsor)
Skilly-do (sponsor)
AmeriHealth Caritas (sponsor)
Integrated Family Services – Mobile Crisis (sponsor)

Breathe Respiratory Care
Broccoli Brothers Band
Carolina Gymnastics
CFPUA (water station)
Child First (Coastal Horizon’s)
Children’s Museum
Coastal Horizons – Rape Crisis
DREAMS of Wilmington
Education InsideOut
Fire Department
Fit for Fun
Going Beyond the Pink
Heal Our Waterways
Health Department Child Health
Home Depot
Lakeshore Early Learning
Music Bird Studios
NHC Library
NHRMC Trauma Services
Nourish NC
Port City Gymnastics
Scooter Hayes
Seiran Dojo (Martial Arts)
Sheriff’s Department
Soccer Shots Cape Fear
Step UP Wilmington
Tabitha Nance, author
Trillium & Hope4NC
Trolley Stop Food Truck
United Health Care
Wilmington School of the Arts

Questions?  Please contact 910-815-3731.