Racial Equity and Inclusion
One of the core values of Smart Start of Pender County is to uphold the dignity and worth of each individual. Our mission of supporting services that provide opportunities for every child to grow into his or her full potential cannot be achieved without recognizing and dismantling the systems of bias that provide privilege to some and are unjust to others. That means committing—individually and collectively—to reflect and grapple with the racism in ourselves, our communities, and our society.
We commit to standing in solidarity to create communities where each and every child, family, and early childhood professional can thrive. We have gathered resources for our families and educators to rely on as a helpful way to process the recent events, educate, reflect, and change the ways we can continue to grow our children into their best selves.