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NC Pre-K Program Information Meetings

October 25th, 2019 | Posted in Community, Education

The New Hanover County Schools’(NHCS) Early Childhood Education Program will hold two informational meetings on the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program for all DCDEE licensed 5-star child care facilities in New Hanover County. The meeting will cover the NC Pre-K Standardized Site Selection Process including all eligibility and funding requirements and the availability of being an NC […]

Delta Dental Foundation Awards Grant

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in Community, Education, Press Release, Uncategorized

Delta Dental Foundation Awards $2,500 Smiles for Kids Grant to Smart Start of New Hanover County to Improve Oral Health Education in New Hanover County Wilmington, NC (May, 2019) – Smart Start of New Hanover County received a $2,500 Smiles for Kids grant from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) to support their Healthy Smiles in […]

Circle of Parents Volunteer Activities

December 18th, 2018 | Posted in Community, Uncategorized

Circle of Parents® provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers to discuss the joys and challenges of raising children who have special needs – whether that is medical, emotional, or developmental or behavioral. It’s a place where to find and share support.  Meetings are each Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30. We seek volunteers […]

New Hanover County Community Survey 2018

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

New Hanover County is conducting a survey to learn more about the health and quality of life in NHC and will use the results of this survey to help address the major health and community issues. The survey is completely voluntary, and it should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Your answers will […]

Meet Smart Start of New Hanover County

November 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community, Uncategorized | Tagged ,

… preparing our children for success in schools By Local Shout  – March 2, 2017 (source) The staff of Smart Start of New Hanover County.  WILMINGTON — There are only about 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child begins kindergarten, and experiences during that time have a lasting impact on later learning, […]

Early Childhood Family Festival is This Saturday!

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Community, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

We are looking forward to another fun and free community event! Smart Start of New Hanover County will hold its annual Early Childhood Family Festival on November 3, 2018 from 10am until 1pm. With activities and vendors providing hands-on experiences for children ages 5 and under, the event will take place in the parking lot […]

SSNHC is IACET Accredited!

August 14th, 2018 | Posted in Education

Smart Start of New Hanover County is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). SSNHC complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. SSNHC is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. This is an exciting time for the agency as we continue to exhibit […]

NC Employers and Employees Agree on Benefits of Family Friendly Workplaces

February 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community

    Family Forward NC’s research explores benefits and challenges of family-friendly policies Employers and employees believe family-friendly practices help businesses attract and retain talent—and keep companies strong, according to findings released today by the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF). The research is part of a new initiative, Family Forward NC, to improve children’s health […]

First 2000 Days Summit Scheduled!

February 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community

Thanks to Star News Media for helping us promote the upcoming summit!  So far we have 140 registered, but there is still room to attend if you are interested http://www.starnewsonline.com/entertainmentlife/20180122/first-2000-days-summit-scheduled