WE BUILD BRIGHTER FUTURES FOR CHILDREN, BECAUSE CHILDREN ARE OUR GREATEST RESOURCE.

Community Resources

Pender County Public Library
103 South Cowan Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
910-259-1234

Pender County Department of Social Services
810 South Walker Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
910-259-1240

Pender County Health Department
803 South Walker Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
910-259-1230

Pender County Schools
925 Penderlea Highway
Burgaw, NC 28425
910-259-2187

Pender County Preschool
210 E. Fremont Street
Burgaw, NC 28425
910-259-7603

Children’s Developmental Services Agency
3311 Burnt Mill Drive
Suite 100
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-251-5817

SMART START of PENDER COUNTY CAR SEAT SAFETY CLASSES

The Last Thursday of the Month

WHERE: SMART START – 600 N TIMBERLY LANE, BURGAW NC
TIME: 9:00AM – 11:00AM (English Class)
TIME: 11:30 –1:00 Spanish Class (Call Voces Latinas 910-762-1870)
Class Registration COST $25.00

You must Qualify and Pre-register for the class

For more information please call 910-259-9978
Shelly Martin or Angel Parker
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Regular Check-Ups!!!

An important Part of a Healthy Childhood

Well Child Check-Ups Include:

Comprehensive health history

  • Measurements
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Dental screening
  • Laboratory tests as clinically indicated
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Comprehensive physical exam
  • Developmental screening (including physical and mental development)
  • Immunizations (shots)
    (There are new adolescent immunizations available)
  • Anticipatory guidance
  • Follow-up/referral as indicated
    Assessments are performed at age appropriate intervals

Recommended Well Child Check-up schedule:

  • Check-ups help identify your child’s healthcare needs
  • Early treatment may help to keep health problems from becoming serious.
  • Immunizations (There are new adolescent immunizations available).
  • Check-ups help identify your child’s healthcare needs
  • Early treatment may help to keep health problems from becoming serious.
  • Immunizations (There are new adolescent immunizations available).
  • Well Child Check-Ups are importatn even when your child feels fine.

Recommended Well Child Check-up schedule:

  • Within 1st Month 9 or 15 Months
  • 2 Months 12 Months
  • 4 Months 18 Months
  • 6 Months For children ages 2 through 20,once a year

You can help children learn to be aware of what they eat by developing healthy eating habits, looking for ways to make favorite dishes healthier, and reducing calorie-rich temptations.

Encourage healthy eating habits.

  • Provide plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products.
  • Include low-fat or non-fat milk or dairy products.
  • Serve reasonably-sized portions.
  • Drink lots of water
  • Limit sugar-sweetened beverages.
  • Limit consumption of sugar and saturated fat.
  • Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, lentils, and beans for protein.

Remember that small changes every day can lead to a recipe for success!


Remove calorie-rich temptations!

Although everything can be enjoyed in moderation, reducing the calorie-rich temptations of high-fat and high sugar, or salty snacks can also help your children develop healthy eating habits.

Instead allow your children to only eat them sometimes, so that they truly will be treats! Here are some examples of easy-to-prepare, low-fat and low-sugar treats that are 100 calories or less:

  • A medium-size apple
  • A medium-size banana
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup of grapes
  • 1 cup of carrots, broccoli, or bell peppers with 2 tbsp. hummus

Overweight and obese children are at risk for health problems during their youth and as adults. Obese children and adolescents are more likely to become obese as adults. Healthy eating and physical activity play a critical role in controlling your weight. Child care can be a setting in which healthy eating and  physical activity habits are developed.

 Child Care Health Consultant

Pender County Health Department
(910) 259-1489