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“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.” (National Academies, 2015)

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.  The location for all trainings will be at Smart Start of NHC at 3534 S. College Road Suite F., unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact 910-815-3731 ext. 1010

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. Explore education opportunities by clicking here or contacting, 910-815-3731 ext. 1010.

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 Health Department 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