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Smart Start Supports Professional Development

“Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and education of young children bear a great responsibility for these children’s health, development, and learning.”  (source: 

Trainings and Workshops

Smart Start has experienced, knowledgeable staff that offer early childhood trainings to meet diverse needs, including topics such as ITS SIDS, Playground Safety, Quality Interactions and Environment Rating Scales. For a listing of upcoming workshops and to register please click here.  For more information call Smart Start of New Hanover County 910-815-3731. The location for all trainings will be at Smart Start of NHC at 3534 S. College Road Suite F., unless otherwise noted.

To view a copy of our training calendar, click here.
To view a copy of our newsletter, click here.
To print and mail a copy of the registration form and payment, click Group Workshop Registration Form or Individual Workshop Registration Form.

Higher Education

Smart Start also supports early educators seeking higher education.  Our experienced staff can assist you with information on college programs, registration, scholarship opportunities and much more.  Call Smart Start of New Hanover County 910-815-3731 and explore some education opportunities here.

Other Resources for Early Childhood Professionals

The Division of Child Development and Early Education 800-859-0829
North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project 866-3NC-RLAP
New Hanover County Environmental Health 910-798-6500
Region 4 PUZZLES Center 800-653-5212
North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children 800-982-4406
North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals 919-942-7442