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National Parents as Teachers Day

November 9th, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized

National Parents as Teachers Day is November 8th. #SmartStartNHC celebrates this essential program for strengthening families! To learn more about the Smart Start of NHC Parents as Teachers program, call 910.815.3731 or visit today!

Scholarships – Request Now!

June 23rd, 2022 | Posted in Community, Education, Uncategorized

In collaboration with New Hanover County, Smart Start of New Hanover County is pleased to offer scholarships in graduate level Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health (I/ECMH) studies beginning in Summer 2022. This scholarship can provide tuition assistance to experienced professionals pursuing a graduate level certificate in I/ECMH and who plan to incorporate these principles into their […]

Dr. Gallo’s Post-Breakfast Podcast

April 14th, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized

Dr. Gallo sat down with Post Session Podcast after the Breakfast to continue talking about Exploration and the Symphony of Rhythms in our world. This year’s Breakfast Fundraiser keynote speaker, Dr. David Gallo, is an award-winning oceanographer and explorer. Dr. Gallo remains at the forefront of ocean exploration, participating in, being witness to and communicating […]

Smart Start of NHC Breakfast Fundraiser 2022

March 13th, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized

Each year, Smart Start of NHC celebrates and recognizes members of our community who provide exceptional service to young children and/or their families in New Hanover County during children’s first 2,000 days of life, from birth to age 5. Our Annual Breakfast for Children’s Champions Fundraiser will celebrate and recognize all nominees.

Learn More About Pediatric Occupational Therapy

February 4th, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized

Join us for a FREE virtual workshop! When? Wednesday – February 16, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PMWhere? Zoom (link)Who? Caregivers, early childhood educators, or anyone who wants to learn more about OT! download flyer*Pre-registration not required What is occupational therapy? What are the benefits of occupational therapy? When to seek out occupational therapy services. […]

At-Home Activities

December 21st, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized

Activity Set 1 Infants Work on fine motor skills and object permanence with your infant with this peek-a-boo box. All you need is a cardboard box or empty wipes container and a photo of your baby! Make old infant toys interesting again with this simple container activity! Try these infant exercises to strengthen your infant’s […]

WECT Biz Break – Smart Start NHC

March 31st, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized

Executive Director Jane Morrow discusses the Smart Start Children’s Champions and the important work they do with young children and their families in our community.

2021 Champion Award Winners

March 30th, 2021 | Posted in Community, Education, Press Release, Uncategorized, WECT

At this morning’s virtual Smart Start Breakfast for Children’s Champions, Joyce Spears was named as the 2021 Children’s Champion. Dr. Skip Johnstone received the Starfish Public Advocacy Award. Other honorees who have gone above and beyond to serve young children and their families in New Hanover County are Katy Bell, Elizabeth Schuett, Scott Robinette, LeeAnne […]

Changes to Medicaid in NC

March 15th, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized

DYK: There will be a new way to get Medicaid health care. Most people will get the same Medicaid services in a new way – through health plans. Watch a Facebook Live conversation about the upcoming changes to Medicaid in NC and important things for you to know. Presenters: Paige Hales, Community Collaboration Advocate, United […]

At Home Learning Activities

March 19th, 2020 | Posted in Community, Education, Uncategorized | Tagged

At Home Learning Activities by Age – from SSNHC Resource Room back to Coronavirus Resources page 6/22/20 Infants Introduce one to one correspondence with this activity Try this action song activity Try one of these simple games Toddlers Use popsicle sticks to learn shapes Encourage independent play with this activity Use household objects for this […]