Congratulations to All the NC PreK 2015 Graduates & Our Raising a Reader Students



Blue Book Bag Celebration and Story Time at Rourk Library with Kim Heath, Raising A Reader Coordinator.  Each child received their own Book Bag and Book to take home!

Plant Gardens &  Just Watch Them Grow!

  Tiny Treasures, Cuddle Bears & Leland Christian Academy are newest child care sites participating in
Just Watch It Grow!  Thanks for growing healthy food and keeping children healthy, active & happy.


NCPreK Registration for Fall 2015 is ongoing.

Applications are available here and for pick up at Smart Start office & current NC PreK Child Care sites:
Earth Angels, For Kids Only, Kids World II & III,  Little Sandpipers Learning Center, SPEC 9, Tiny Tots,
BCC Early Childhod Education Center, Child Care Network #85 and Child Care Network #84. 


We all know parenting can be hard but help is available! The Smart Start Circle of Parent Program is a place to talk about your parenting experiences, share ideas and share support.  The meetings are open to anyone in the role of parenting young children and will meet in community locations across Brunswick County.  With the help of a trained facilitator, parents decide the topics and lead the meetings.

At Circle of Parents meetings, parents decide the topics, lead the discussions, and are involved in all levels of decisions making. Circle of Parents encourages the development of parents’ leadership skills, not just as parents and group leaders, but in all aspects of their lives.

How do groups work?
~Meetings are held in convenient community locations
~Meetings are held weekly at regularly scheduled times 
~Meetings are free to anyone parenting young children from birth to age five
~Parents explore topics related to raising young children in a trusting and confidential setting
~Child care is provided
~Refreshments or meals are served
~Circle of Parents facilitator and parents work together

Meetings held every Tuesday evening at the following locations and time.

Date: Starting September 1, 2015
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Location: Smart Start of Brunswick County
5140 Sellers St. Shallotte, NC 28470

Date: Starting October 6, 2015
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Time: 6:30pm -8:00pm
Location: The Bridge Presbyterian Church
497 Olde Waterford Way - Suite 108
(Intracoastal Realty Corporation Building)
Leland, NC 28451

For more information or to RSVP to a meeting, please call Laura at 755-3362.


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