Smart Start of Brunswick County works with many different organizations and agencies that provide services to children and families throughout Brunswick County to identify community needs and develop resources to meet the needs of families with young children. By supporting existing resources as well as developing new programs and providing funding through Smart Start, private grants or donations, the following services are made possible to the young children and families in Brunswick County:
This program provides training and resources to the community on the importance of high quality childcare and early education. CCR&R provides information, trainings, and technical assistance to childcare providers and families with children from prenatal to 5 years old. A resource and lending library for parents, child care providers, teachers and students is available at the CCR&R office located at 5140 Sellers Street in Shallotte. Registration form for Child Care Provider Training . For Training schedule go to Calendar of Events under What's Going On Tab or Child Care Provider Newsletter and Training Schedule.
Laura Travis-Ehart, CCR&R Director - 754-3166/services-childcare.html
With Smart Start funding, the local Department of Social Services (DSS) provides child care subsidy so more families will have access to high quality, affordable child care.
Child Care Quality Consultants work with child care providers to increase or maintain the quality of their child care programs by providing on-site consultation, technical support, training and mentoring. The consultants work with child care directors and staff as well as state licensing consultants to develop plans to ensure educational requirements are maintained and other requirements are met. For technical assistance contact Rebecca Gore.
Rebecca Gore, Quality Consultant - 754-3166
Child Care providers do a very important job teaching our communities' children, however, they are generally underpaid. As we strive for higher quality standards, many of these same teachers are obtaining higher education in their field. The WAGE$ program provides a salary supplement to participating providers based on their educational levels.
Call 919-967-3272 for details.