Smart Start of New Hanover County

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Year Founded:
1996
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Jane Morrow
Main Address:
3534 S. College Road
Suite F
Wilmington, NC 28412

What We Do

Brains are built, not born! Smart Start of NHC supports parents, early educators, and the community at large as we all help children build amazing brains in their first 2,000 days of life.

Children build their brains in relationship with others. We provide information, coaching, training, and other supports to help those who care for children, from birth to kindergarten, strengthen their ability to provide responsive, nurturing and reliable interactions with children. These responsive interactions build foundational social and emotional skills and critical core skills that support our ability to focus, plan for and achieve goals, adapt to changing situations, and resist impulsive behaviors throughout our lives.

Interesting Info

There are around 4500 children aged five and younger in licensed child care programs - our work helps them all!
Did you realize that 27% of all chidlren are under age five!
What would our world look like if everyone who needed high quality child care could find and afford it? What if all parents who needed support could find it?

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Volunteer Opportunities

Circle of Parents
Repeats every week on Tuesday 52 times.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
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Upcoming Events

Family Festival November 7, 2020 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
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