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We are happy to announce that the Resource Room is open for families and educators Monday- Friday, from 8AM-5PM. Walk-ins welcome any day, no appointment necessary.

Masks are optional in the Resource Room for children and adults.

Video Tour of Resource Room for Families
Video Tour for Teachers
Video tour en español.

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La Sala de Recursos estará abierta lunes a viernes, de 8AM a 5PM. Los visitantes sin cita son bienvenidos cualquier día, no se necesita cita.

A partir del lunes 15 de noviembre, las máscaras son opcionales en la Sala de Recursos para niños y adultos.

Our goal is to offer a comprehensive support system for families and early childhood professionals serving children ages birth to five.

Family Resources

For a $5 annual fee, families have access to:

  • Theme kits with educational toys and materials
  • Laminating supplies and equipment
  • Die cut machine
  • A two week trial membership to the Wilmington Children’s Museum & Cape Fear Museum
  • A wide variety of other books and materials available for check out

Early Childhood Professional Resources

The Resource Room provides resources for professionals to enhance classroom instruction. For a $5 annual fee, professionals have access to:

  • Classroom theme boxes with educational toys and materials and small outdoor equipment
  • Curriculum guides
  • Videos and DVDs
  • Bulletin board paper
  • Laminating supplies and equipment
  • Die cut machine

Please note, Smart Start of New Hanover County accepts all major credit cards, checks or money orders.

To sign up online

  • Read the Resource Room Guidelines.
  • Print the Single Membership Application. Fax to (910)815-3733, hand deliver, or mail to 3534 S. College Rd. Ste. F. Wilmington, NC 28412.
  • By clicking ‘Pay Now’ I understand there will be a $25 credit card refusal fee if stop payment is issued.
Membership Type

Group Memberships are also available for Child Care Centers

  • 10 individuals or less– $15
  • 11-19 individuals– $20
  • 20 or more individuals–$25

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