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February 2020

Apply Now! – 2020 Requests for Proposals

February 25 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm

Request for Proposals are Open! Smart Start of Pender County seeks proposals that focus on programs related to Early Care and Education, Health Care, and/or Family Support from individuals or agencies for fiscal year 2020-2023. (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2023.) (Please note that Smart Start funding is limited to programs serving children ages 0-5 and their families.) Programs: Support and provide technical assistance, support, and training of child care professionals working in licensed child care and early education…

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What Does a Pyramid Have to do With Challenging Behavior: A Pyramid Model Overview

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

Are you hearing about a  pyramid model and not really sure what that means? Do you wonder how a pyramid relates to challenging behaviors? Are you considering attending a CEU-level learning event about social-emotional development but are afraid to make the time commitment until you know a little more? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this overview of the Teaching Pyramid Model. During this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of…

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March 2020

Read Across America

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

Come and help us celebrate Read Across America! Each child present from birth – 10 years of age will receive two FREE books. Hosted by: Child Care Resource and Referral of Pender County  Time: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Location: Smart Start of Pender County      600 N Timberly Lane    Burgaw, NC 28425 *The book distribution is for age’s birth-10 years of age. *All children must be present.

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Plan It Out

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

This training will focus on creating lesson plans that meet the activity requirements. We will also discuss how elements of scheduling and planning are addressed in the environment rating scale and what to look for.  (1.5 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenter: Candice Dillard, Quality Consultant, SSPC 6:30-8:00pm.

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March Board Meeting

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

Board Development/Nominating committee will meet at 10:30am Finance committee will meet at 11:00am Full board meeting at 12:00pm   Board and committee meetings are usually held on the 4th Tuesday; however, other meeting dates may be scheduled and held as needed to conduct the work of the partnership. Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. A Partnership for Children 600 N. Timberly Lane, P. O. Box 429, Burgaw, NC 

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Play Safe Be Safe

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

Come to this session to learn about children’s perception of fire. We will discuss children’s misuse of fire and practical approaches to teach young children fire safety. Each facility that is represented at the training will receive a Play Safe Be Safe kit to use with the children. The number of kits for distribution is limited, so register early! Kits and activities are designed to be used with children age 3-5. (2 credit hours) Cost: $10.00 Presenter: Shelly Martin, Quality…

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April 2020

April Board Meeting

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

Board Development/Nominating committee will meet at 10:30am Finance committee will meet at 11:00am Full board meeting at 12:00pm   Board and committee meetings are usually held on the 4th Tuesday; however, other meeting dates may be scheduled and held as needed to conduct the work of the partnership. Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. A Partnership for Children 600 N. Timberly Lane, P. O. Box 429, Burgaw, NC 

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June 2020

June Board Meeting

June 23 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Smart Start of Pender County, 600 N. Timberly Lane
Burgaw, NC 28425

Board Development/Nominating committee will meet at 10:30am Finance committee will meet at 11:00am Full board meeting at 12:00pm   Board and committee meetings are usually held on the 4th Tuesday; however, other meeting dates may be scheduled and held as needed to conduct the work of the partnership. Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. A Partnership for Children 600 N. Timberly Lane, P. O. Box 429, Burgaw, NC 

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