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November 2021


Developmental Monitoring and Screening in Early Care and Education Settings

November 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We know that monitoring and screening in early childhood early care and education settings is critical to identifying children at risk for developmental delays. What is less known is how programs use developmental monitoring and screening tools and ways caregivers talk with families about their children’s growth and development. This training will help participants understand the differences in developmental monitoring and screening and why they are so important to children and families. Participants will learn how they can track and…

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Smart Start of Pender County is closed for Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2021 - November 12, 2021

The agency will be closed to the public Thursday, November 11th for the Veteran’s Day holiday and Friday, November 12th. The agency will reopen on Monday, November 15, 2021.

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Self-Care for FCCH Providers

November 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This learning event is designed to assist Family Child Care Home Providers in defining self-care, identifying the benefits of self-care, measuring their current status of self-care, and developing a plan for them to incorporate self-care. In this session, participants will be introduced to enriching strategies while participating in small and large group activities.

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Smart Start of Pender County is closed for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2021 - November 27, 2021

The agency will be closed to the public Monday, November 22 thru November 26, 2021 for Thanksgiving.  The agency will reopen Monday November 29, 2021.

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December 2021

Resource Library Open 9:00 am to 12 noon

December 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

With the exception of holiday weekends, our Resource Library is open 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM the 1st Saturday of every month. For more information, contact us at 259-9978, Extension 27.

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Winter Wonderland Event!

December 4, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for our winter event! Date: December 4, 2021   Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  Location: Smart Start of Pender County  600 N Timberly Lane Burgaw, NC 28425              For more information call (910) 259-9978. This will be a drive through event. The child must be present to receive books. Child friendly safety items will be distributed.

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Smart Start of Pender County is closed for the Holidays!

December 20, 2021 - December 31, 2021

The agency will be closed to the public December 20 thru January 3rd in observance of Christmas and New Year’s day. The agency will reopen Monday, January 3, 2022.

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January 2022


Introduction to Resilience (Providers) –Via Zoom

January 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Introduction to Resilience will introduce and define the Resilience Model to participants.  The Introduction will also help participants identify (ACES) Adverse Childhood Experiences and how it affects your general health. The session will direct participants to the professional resources in their community that can aid in building stronger resilience in their personal life, professional life, and community. After the session, participants will receive a resilience skill-building workbook. 2 Credit Hours, Presenter: Regina Bass-Corley

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Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. Board Meeting

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Smart Start of Pender County, Inc. will hold its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM. The meeting will be held as a virtual meeting on the Zoom platform. Attendees will be able to call in or connect online by Zoom. Please contact Connie Carr-Costin at (910) 259-9978 or ccarr-costin@pender4kids.com for the link to attend the meeting.  

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Child Care Health Consultant: Information Session -Via Zoom

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come learn about the new child care health consultation services available in New Hanover & Pender Counties. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the new Child Care Health Consultant and discuss training and technical assistance opportunities related to health and safety, including nutrition, physical activity, infectious diseases and more. (NHC/Pender Providers only) Click here to register https://www.newhanoverkids.org/community/workshops-training/child-care-health-consultation-information-session-virtual/ 1 credit Hour, Presenter: Lakeasha Glaspie  

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