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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

5th Annual First 2000 Days Summit Scheduled

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

  5th Annual First 2000 Days Summit Scheduled This year’s event to focus on strategic planning on ways to address toxic stress     There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when he or she will begin kindergarten.  During that time brain architecture is forming, creating the foundation for […]

Investing In Early Childhood Education Creates Long-Term Benefits

December 21st, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Smart Start of New Hanover County applauds the commitment of our County to the education of our youngest citizens and is a proud partner in the work to build strong foundations for children. It is smart investments such as the one to support the children at Mosley Performance Learning Center that will help our […]

Smart Start of New Hanover County Receives Funding to Implement Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to bring books to North Carolina’s youngest children through funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly. Smart Start of New Hanover County is able to enroll 5,000 children under age five in New Hanover County. Enrolled children will receive a book in the […]

Pre-K Expansion at Mosley Performance Learning Center

November 6th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Smart Start of New Hanover County is excited to share the news of the Pre-K expansion at Mosley Performance Learning Center.  With support from the County, 45 more three year old children in our community have access to high quality early learning experiences. Enjoy this short video that is sure to make you smile.