Welcome to Smart Start of Brunswick County!

Smart Start of Brunswick County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure all children are healthy and ready for school.  Our vision is to have our entire community working together to create unlimited opportunities so all children become successful and contributing individuals.

COVID-19 Update - We are currently open to staff members only.  We can not allow the public in however, if you have a question or need to drop anything off, please call 910-754-3166 and we will be happy to assist. 

Do you or a family member need assistance during this time?  Help with food? Concerns about child abuse or domestic violence? Please CLICK HERE for a list of available resources in Brunswick County.  You may also contact any of the SSBC Employees by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 and Child Care

If you enjoy the Dolly Parton Imagination and would like to specifically help the children of Brunswick County, please click the picture above to donate and help us continue to reach our local children and promote literacy in children Birth to 5.  When making your donation be sure to select "I would like to designate this donation to a specific Imagination Libray affiliate." Then select NC- NC Brunswick from the affiliate codes drop down box.  This will ensure that your donation goes to help the children of Brunswick County!

NC Pre-K 2020-2021 Applications can be found here:
No Income Statement

You can scan and email applications to Jake Griffiths

Current Training Calendar

November 2020 Calendar and Registration Form


Do you have a child aged birth - 5 years old?  Does that child love to read?  Do you enjoy sitting down and reading a book with them?  If any of that applies to you, now is the time to register for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library!  This program sends your child a book each month until the age of 5 at absolutely no cost to you.  

 To register your child, simply follow this link.  

Contact Carol Keen at 910-754-3166 x 231


NC Pre-K Registration
NC Pre-K applications for the current 2020/21 NC Pre-K school year can be found here. They can also be picked up at the Smart Start office & current NC PreK Child Care sites: Earth Angels, For Kids Only, Kids World II, Kids World III, Little Sandpipers Learning Center, Excel 5, Tiny Tots, The Kids Connection, Child Care Network #85 and Child Care Network #84. 

Please include: 

A copy of your child’s birth certificate
Current immunization information
Proof of residency – one of the following: (driver’s license, copy of utility bill, lease agreement.)
Verification of family income – one of the following: (one month of consecutive paystubs, W2, tax returns, Social Security Administration award letter,
Employment Security Commission award letter, employer written statement, Schedule C Profit or Loss from business)
Legal document required for guardianship/custody if not living with biological parent

Las aplicaciones en español se pueden encontrar aquí 
Traer por favor:   
El certificado de nacimiento del niño / niña
Tarjeta de inmunización
Prueba de domicilio de los padres (Recibo de luz, agua, teléfono, etc.)

Verificación del ingreso familiar 
(un mes deconsecutivos de sueldo, W2, declaraciones de impuestos, carta de adjudicación de la Administración del Seguro Social,
carta de so empleador, ocorta si tiene propio negocio escrita del empleador, Beneficio o Pérdida del Anexo C del negocio)

Documento legal requerido si es guardián / custodia si no vive con el padre biológico.
For more information call: Jacob Griffiths at 754-3166 ext. 223
Applications accepted at the Shallotte office Monday-Thursday    
Applications can be emailed to Jake Griffiths 


Always remember how important it is to read aloud with your child every day.  It is recommended that you set aside 15 minutes every day.  You don't have to wait, you can read at any age and any stage!







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