This pre-kindergarten program allows eligible four year olds the opportunity to learn in high quality educational environments without cost to their families. Children served in NCPre-K must be four years old by August 31st and not eligible to enter kindergarten this school year. There is an income eligibility and service priorities. Brunswick County NCPre-K classrooms are located in child care centers.


Applications for 2020-2021 school year are available at the Smart Start office, 5140 Sellers Street, Shallotte and at child care centers listed below or download application here.



    Questions? Call Jacob Griffiths at: 754-3166 x 228

All committee meetings are public record and currently being held via Zoom.

Committe Meeting Dates
9/29/20 at 9:00 am
11/17/20 at 9:00 am
2/2/21 at 9:00 am
4/20/21 at 9:00 am
6/8/21 at 9:00 am

Current Co-Chairs:
Superintendent of Brunswick County Schools – Jerry Oates
Local Partnership Board Chair – Polly Russ

Committee Members:
Head Start program Representative – Carol Burney
Licensed Child Care Provider Representative – Anita Taylor
Child Care Resource / Referral Agency Representative – Jon Hartman
Social Services Agency Representative – Priscilla Phillyaw
Public School Exceptional Children Representative – Charli Arman
Parent Representative – Amber Mercer

Other representatives:
Director ECE Brunswick Community College - Katie Mintz
Fiscal Director Smart Start of Brunswick County - Pam Williamson
DSS Manger - Vanell Walker  


















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