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Donors and Sponsors

Thank you to our major contributors and everyone who makes our work possible through donations of time, money and support.

“The highest rate of return in early childhood development comes from investing as early as possible, from birth through age five, in disadvantaged families. Starting at age three or four is too little too late, as it fails to recognize that skills beget skills in a complementary and dynamic way. Efforts should focus on the first years for the greatest efficiency and effectiveness. The best investment is in quality early childhood development from birth to five for disadvantaged children and their families.”
James J. Heckman, Nobel Laureate
December 7, 2012

Smart Start of New Hanover County is a private 501(c) (nonprofit) organization, benefitting from the generous community donors and supporters.  Our donors know that investment in early childhood pays off.

Smart Start of New Hanover County is also funded, in part, through grants from the following:

North Carolina Partnership for Children
North Carolina Department of Social Services
New Hanover County Department of Social Services
United Way of the Cape Fear Area