Smart Start of New Hanover County

Smart Start of New Hanover County As part of a statewide early childhood Initiative, Smart Start of New Hanover County serves as a local leader in developing a comprehensive, collaborative approach to serve the needs of all children, birth to 5, in New Hanover County, NC.
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2021 Outreach SurveySpanish Survey - http://ow.ly/hsEv50FkM9mEnglish Survey - http://ow.ly/BykK50FkM9nThe past 15 months...
06/29/2021

2021 Outreach Survey

Spanish Survey - http://ow.ly/hsEv50FkM9m
English Survey - http://ow.ly/BykK50FkM9n

The past 15 months have been very difficult for all of us and that may be especially true for parents. Part of our work at #SmartStartNHC is to connect people to resources and information. We want to hear from you about how well we are doing that!

Please complete this 5-minute survey which will help us to better understand who we are reaching and how effective we are. Feel free to share this survey with others. Thank you!

2021 Outreach Survey

Spanish Survey - http://ow.ly/hsEv50FkM9m
English Survey - http://ow.ly/BykK50FkM9n

The past 15 months have been very difficult for all of us and that may be especially true for parents. Part of our work at #SmartStartNHC is to connect people to resources and information. We want to hear from you about how well we are doing that!

Please complete this 5-minute survey which will help us to better understand who we are reaching and how effective we are. Feel free to share this survey with others. Thank you!

Tomorrow is International Mud Day! Let's celebrate with some messy fun! Find inspiration & ideas in this video - http://...
06/28/2021

Tomorrow is International Mud Day! Let's celebrate with some messy fun! Find inspiration & ideas in this video - http://ow.ly/QZiu50Fkjxg
#SmartStartNHC #InternationalMudDay Exchange Press #first2000days #ece

Tomorrow is International Mud Day! Let's celebrate with some messy fun! Find inspiration & ideas in this video - http://ow.ly/QZiu50Fkjxg
#SmartStartNHC #InternationalMudDay Exchange Press #first2000days #ece

You are invited to the NC Community Baby Shower on July 10th, 9am-1pm.2221 JR Kennedy DriveWilmington, NC 28405Novant He...
06/28/2021

You are invited to the NC Community Baby Shower on July 10th, 9am-1pm.
2221 JR Kennedy Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405

Novant Health March of Dimes Seventh Generation #SmartStartNHC #NewHanoverCounty

You are invited to the NC Community Baby Shower on July 10th, 9am-1pm.
2221 JR Kennedy Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405

Novant Health March of Dimes Seventh Generation #SmartStartNHC #NewHanoverCounty

Find quality children's books like these to read with your child on your next trip to the #SmartStartNHC Resource Room!h...
06/28/2021

Find quality children's books like these to read with your child on your next trip to the #SmartStartNHC Resource Room!
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Find quality children's books like these to read with your child on your next trip to the #SmartStartNHC Resource Room!
http://ow.ly/fE1W50F4wtE

Have you heard of Alloparenting? "Research on almost any topic in developmental science shows that social support to the...
06/27/2021
How Alloparents Can Help You Raise a Family

Have you heard of Alloparenting?
"Research on almost any topic in developmental science shows that social support to the family improves children’s development...one of the strongest predictors of a child’s #resilience in the face of trauma is the presence of any supportive adult—an aunt or uncle, teacher, coach, or friend." Read http://ow.ly/43KQ50FiqCu
@greatergoodmag #SmartStartNHC #community #aces

You don't have to parent alone. Children and families can benefit from a community of loving caregivers.

Getting outside today?  Check out 10 Ideas to Get You and Your Child Exploring Outdoors from @naeyc - http://ow.ly/nili5...
06/26/2021

Getting outside today? Check out 10 Ideas to Get You and Your Child Exploring Outdoors from @naeyc - http://ow.ly/nili50FhRNc

#SmartStartNHC #first2000days

Getting outside today? Check out 10 Ideas to Get You and Your Child Exploring Outdoors from @naeyc - http://ow.ly/nili50FhRNc

#SmartStartNHC #first2000days

Plants from Kitchen Scraps: Fun for All Ages! Here are some fun plant growing projects from Missouri Botanical Garden ht...
06/25/2021

Plants from Kitchen Scraps: Fun for All Ages! Here are some fun plant growing projects from Missouri Botanical Garden
http://ow.ly/PM5p50FhQt1
#SmartStartNHC #F2ECE #ece #first2000days

Plants from Kitchen Scraps: Fun for All Ages! Here are some fun plant growing projects from Missouri Botanical Garden
http://ow.ly/PM5p50FhQt1
#SmartStartNHC #F2ECE #ece #first2000days

For those with children, the #AmericanRescuePlan increased the #ChildTaxCredit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child...
06/22/2021
The Child Tax Credit | The White House

For those with children, the #AmericanRescuePlan increased the #ChildTaxCredit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of six and from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under the age of six, and raised the age limit from 16 to 17. All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called Head of Household). Learn more http://ow.ly/gFfy50Fg2mU
#SmartStartNHC #ece #first2000years The White House

The Child Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever and historic relief to the most working families ever – and

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06/20/2021

Photos from Smart Start of New Hanover County's post

06/20/2021
What’s the Deal with Parallel Play?Parallel play is one of many essential stages of play that introduce young children t...
06/17/2021
The Edvocate’s Guide to Parallel Play

What’s the Deal with Parallel Play?

Parallel play is one of many essential stages of play that introduce young children to social interaction. With it, children aren’t really playing with each other but rather next to each other. Children may play with comparable toys but work independently and are not communicating with one another. This form of play is common between children who are 2-3, but it can happen at any age. Learn more at https://www.theedadvocate.org/the-edvocates-guide-to-parallel-play/
Have questions? Connect with #SmartStartNHC at 910.815.3731.

#SmartStartNHC UNC-Chapel Hill FPG Child Development Institute The Edvocate #first2000days #ece

Spread the loveParallel play is one of many essential stages of play that introduce kids to social interaction. With parallel play, kids aren’t really playing with each other but rather next to each other. Kids may play with comparable toys but work independently and are not communicating with one...

Parenting Tips for Language DevelopmentIn this 9-video series, take a peek at how babies go from babbling to telling com...
06/15/2021
Video Library | Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS)

Parenting Tips for Language Development

In this 9-video series, take a peek at how babies go from babbling to telling complex stories. Hear I-LABS co-director Dr. Patricia Kuhl describe children’s language skills at various ages, including what’s going on in their brain, how caregivers can support language growth, and upcoming language milestones. While the title focuses on families, the content is useful for all. http://ow.ly/968p50FaMKy

#SmartStartNHC UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute #first2000days #ece

The I-LABS video collection showcases a curated selection of animated shorts, experts chatting about science, and tips for at-home activities

What do young children understand about their identity? How can families and caregivers help them construct a positive s...
06/14/2021
Using Stories to Nurture Identity

What do young children understand about their identity? How can families and caregivers help them construct a positive self-identity? Read this for tips and tools - http://ow.ly/6srE50F5Hbu

ZERO TO THREE UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute #SmartStartNHC #first2000days

What do young children understand about their identity? How can parents help them construct a positive self-identity? Read on for tips and tools.

06/13/2021
How to Stay Calm When a Baby Won’t Stop Crying - You’ve tried feeding, burping, and changing their diaper. Could it be g...
06/12/2021
How to Stay Calm When Baby Won’t Stop Crying

How to Stay Calm When a Baby Won’t Stop Crying - You’ve tried feeding, burping, and changing their diaper. Could it be gas? Maybe they’re teething. Here’s what to do when a baby won’t stop crying. http://ow.ly/ew4Z50F5HKd
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Need help? Connect with #SmartStartNHC at 910.815.3731.
UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute ZERO TO THREE

All parents have been there. You’ve tried feeding, burping, and changing his diaper. You checked for fever. You even checked to see if his socks are too tight! Could it be gas? Is he too hot or too cold? Maybe he’s teething. Regardless, you’ve tried everything you can think of and now you’re...

06/09/2021
At 12 months, most babies know and understand about 50 words. Families and caregivers often look for ways to help little...
06/08/2021
Let Your Baby Learn By Labeling | Positive Parenting Newsfeed

At 12 months, most babies know and understand about 50 words. Families and caregivers often look for ways to help little ones absorb more. A new study offers some insight into how babies use the words they hear to learn more about the world. Read more or watch a video, in English or Spanish, at http://ow.ly/sLtW50F5qk1.

#SmartStartNHC UNC-Chapel Hill FPG Child Development Institute #first2000days #ece

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — At 12 months, most babies know and understand about 50 words. Parents are always looking for ways to help their little ones absorb more. Now a new study from Northwestern University offers some insight into how babies use the words they hear to learn more about t...

#SmartStartNHC Resource Room visitors can receive a free tote bag during the month of June!ow.ly/fE1W50F4wtEMust be eith...
06/07/2021

#SmartStartNHC Resource Room visitors can receive a free tote bag during the month of June!
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Must be either using the play area or resource room services to claim your bag. Contents of tote bags may differ due to limited supply of items. Please limit one bag per family. Bags will be given through the month of June, or until supplies last.

¡Los visitantes de la Sala de Recursos pueden recibir una bolsa de mano gratis durante el mes de junio!

Debe utilizar el área de juegos o los servicios de la sala de recursos para reclamar su bolso. El contenido de las bolsas de mano puede diferir debido al suministro limitado de artículos. Limite una bolsa por familia. Las bolsas se entregarán durante el mes de junio o hasta agotar existencias.

DYK - A monthly giving program gives in a sustainable way - donations that are manageable for your budget - to support #...
06/04/2021

DYK - A monthly giving program gives in a sustainable way - donations that are manageable for your budget - to support #SmartStartNHC's work with our youngest citizens. Schedule monthly donations today by visiting http://ow.ly/YhMz50ERyNE.
#NHC #first2000days

DYK - A monthly giving program gives in a sustainable way - donations that are manageable for your budget - to support #SmartStartNHC's work with our youngest citizens. Schedule monthly donations today by visiting http://ow.ly/YhMz50ERyNE.
#NHC #first2000days

FREE Summer Food Service for Children in #NHC.New Hanover County Schools #SmartStartNHC
06/03/2021

FREE Summer Food Service for Children in #NHC.
New Hanover County Schools #SmartStartNHC

FREE Summer Food Service for Children in #NHC.
New Hanover County Schools #SmartStartNHC

Are you looking to start a rewarding career in the field of Early Childhood Education, or are you looking for your next ...
06/01/2021

Are you looking to start a rewarding career in the field of Early Childhood Education, or are you looking for your next exciting new opportunity within the field?

Smart Start Job Board: http://ow.ly/pMKp50DMCXr

#SmartStartNHC has the information you need to find the right fit for you to make a difference in our community and the lives of young children.

For FREE, enthusiastic job seekers can use the link above to seek open #EarlyChildhoodEducation job opportunities throughout #NewHanoverCounty.

Are you looking to start a rewarding career in the field of Early Childhood Education, or are you looking for your next exciting new opportunity within the field?

Smart Start Job Board: http://ow.ly/pMKp50DMCXr

#SmartStartNHC has the information you need to find the right fit for you to make a difference in our community and the lives of young children.

For FREE, enthusiastic job seekers can use the link above to seek open #EarlyChildhoodEducation job opportunities throughout #NewHanoverCounty.

Visit the #SmartStartNHC Resource Room!http://ow.ly/nVnF50F00DEWalk-ins are now welcome Mon- Thurs from 8 AM-12 PM and 1...
06/01/2021

Visit the #SmartStartNHC Resource Room!
http://ow.ly/nVnF50F00DE

Walk-ins are now welcome Mon- Thurs from 8 AM-12 PM and 12:30 PM-4:30 PM. No appointments necessary. The Resource Room will be closed from 12-12:30 and 4:30-5 for sanitation.

Fridays will remain by appointment only. Friday time slots are 8:30 AM-10 AM, 10:30 AM-12 PM, 12:30 PM-2 PM, 2:30 PM-4 PM. Please call or email if you would like to reserve a private play appointment. Sanitation will occur between appointments.

Playdates are allowed in the Resource Room again! Playdates are welcome during both walk-in hours and private appointments.

Resource Room visitors and Smart Start staff are no longer required to wear masks. If your family would like to continue wearing face coverings, let me know and I will be happy to wear one during your visit. Please be aware that we can not enforce any visiting families to wear a mask during walk-in hours.

Curbside services will continue to be offered for theme kits, laminating, and any other Resource Room materials and services. Please call or email to schedule curbside pick-ups/drop-offs.

Visit the #SmartStartNHC Resource Room!
http://ow.ly/nVnF50F00DE

Walk-ins are now welcome Mon- Thurs from 8 AM-12 PM and 12:30 PM-4:30 PM. No appointments necessary. The Resource Room will be closed from 12-12:30 and 4:30-5 for sanitation.

Fridays will remain by appointment only. Friday time slots are 8:30 AM-10 AM, 10:30 AM-12 PM, 12:30 PM-2 PM, 2:30 PM-4 PM. Please call or email if you would like to reserve a private play appointment. Sanitation will occur between appointments.

Playdates are allowed in the Resource Room again! Playdates are welcome during both walk-in hours and private appointments.

Resource Room visitors and Smart Start staff are no longer required to wear masks. If your family would like to continue wearing face coverings, let me know and I will be happy to wear one during your visit. Please be aware that we can not enforce any visiting families to wear a mask during walk-in hours.

Curbside services will continue to be offered for theme kits, laminating, and any other Resource Room materials and services. Please call or email to schedule curbside pick-ups/drop-offs.

Wondering what to do over the long weekend?  Try this activity from the #SmartStartNHC Resource Room.Learn more about ho...
05/29/2021

Wondering what to do over the long weekend? Try this activity from the #SmartStartNHC Resource Room.
Learn more about how to visit the Resource Room here - http://ow.ly/RJQh50EOHs4

Wondering what to do over the long weekend? Try this activity from the #SmartStartNHC Resource Room.
Learn more about how to visit the Resource Room here - http://ow.ly/RJQh50EOHs4

We hope you have a nice holiday weekend!  The #SmartStartNHC Resource Room and play area will be closed all day, Monday,...
05/28/2021

We hope you have a nice holiday weekend! The #SmartStartNHC Resource Room and play area will be closed all day, Monday, May 31st.

We hope you have a nice holiday weekend! The #SmartStartNHC Resource Room and play area will be closed all day, Monday, May 31st.

Here's your #SmartStartNHC staff hard at work yesterday during our Twenty One Toys Empathy Toys teambuilding workshop.#L...
05/27/2021

Here's your #SmartStartNHC staff hard at work yesterday during our Twenty One Toys Empathy Toys teambuilding workshop.
#LoveWhereYouWork

Here's your #SmartStartNHC staff hard at work yesterday during our Twenty One Toys Empathy Toys teambuilding workshop.
#LoveWhereYouWork

Register your child (ages 0-5) to receive a FREE book in the mail monthly at http://ow.ly/s5JP50EVFqYResearch shows Doll...
05/26/2021

Register your child (ages 0-5) to receive a FREE book in the mail monthly at http://ow.ly/s5JP50EVFqY

Research shows Dolly Parton's Imagination Library promotes changes in home literacy environments, children’s attitudes toward reading, and early literacy skills. Learn more http://ow.ly/gdMP50EVF6q
#SmartStartNHC #ece #first2000days

Register your child (ages 0-5) to receive a FREE book in the mail monthly at http://ow.ly/s5JP50EVFqY

Research shows Dolly Parton's Imagination Library promotes changes in home literacy environments, children’s attitudes toward reading, and early literacy skills. Learn more http://ow.ly/gdMP50EVF6q
#SmartStartNHC #ece #first2000days

The stress of life, especially during the ongoing #COVID19 crisis, can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to handle i...
05/25/2021

The stress of life, especially during the ongoing #COVID19 crisis, can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to handle it on your own. #Hope4NC connects you with the help you need, whenever you need it.

Call 1-855-587-3463 24/7 for free and confidential emotional support, counseling referrals and community resources. Hope4NC includes a Crisis Counseling Program tailored for COVID-19, which will provide immediate crisis counseling services to individuals affected by the ongoing public health crisis.

Call 1-855-587-3463 for free counseling whenever you need it.

Trillium Health Resources #SmartStartNHC

The stress of life, especially during the ongoing #COVID19 crisis, can feel overwhelming. But you don’t have to handle it on your own. #Hope4NC connects you with the help you need, whenever you need it.

Call 1-855-587-3463 24/7 for free and confidential emotional support, counseling referrals and community resources. Hope4NC includes a Crisis Counseling Program tailored for COVID-19, which will provide immediate crisis counseling services to individuals affected by the ongoing public health crisis.

Call 1-855-587-3463 for free counseling whenever you need it.

Trillium Health Resources #SmartStartNHC

Check out these smiles on kids building community gardens on Saturday and seeing first hand where their food comes from!...
05/24/2021

Check out these smiles on kids building community gardens on Saturday and seeing first hand where their food comes from!

#SmartStartNHC Union Missionary Baptist Church (The Church That Love Built) Wilmington Green Community Gardens Cape Fear Crop Mob Cape Fear Food Council

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3534 S College Rd, Ste F
Wilmington, NC
28412

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(910) 815-3731

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As part of a statewide early childhood Initiative, Smart Start of New Hanover County serves as a local leader in developing a comprehensive, collaborative approach to serve the needs of all children, birth to 5, in New Hanover County.

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Are the family resources on your website all still available? It's dated 2019-2020.
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Proud to be Open during this Pandemic to care for the children in my Daycare #Wilmingtonstrong #wereinthistogether 2020
Event tomorrow @ Fit For Fun! For more information - visit www.fitforfuncenter.com
Rock found today at Bellamy! Hidden at the MG library!!
I personally want to express my appreciation for our Smart Start of New Hanover County for Teacher Appreciation Night. It was so enjoyable to be able to try new skincare products, get a massage, make bath bombs and lip balm and to also enjoy some awesome snacks. It feels so great to be appreciated!!!! 🌻🌻