Human Services

Smart Start of New Hanover County

  • Wilmington, NC
  • www.newhanoverkids.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to build bridges to develop, sustain and enhance health, family support and early education services for all children, ages birth to five.

Main Programs

  1. Parents As Teachers
  2. Family and Health Services
  3. Early Childhood Connections
  4. PUZZLES Center
  5. Intervention and Inclusion
  6. Raising A Reader
  7. Baby FAST
Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

New Hanover County, Wilmington, NC

ruling year

1996

Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Jane Morrow

Board Chair

Self-reported

Joy Guether

Keywords

Self-reported

Early Childhood Education, Family Support

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EIN

56-1951952

Physical Address

3534 South College Road Suite F

Wilmington, NC 28412

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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From birth to age five, a child's brain grows to 90% of its adult size and children are eager and ready to learn. Their access to high quality health care and learning environments are critical to their successful education and life.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Parents As Teachers

Parents are supported in promoting healthy development of their children and school readiness through the use of an evidence-based home visiting model. Parent knowledge of child development and model parenting practices are fostered, and the early detection of developmental delays is improved

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

None

Budget

$65,000.00

Program 2

Family and Health Services

Children & Youth Services Family Services - Facilitates community collaboration and educates parents, the general public and civic and business groups about early childhood issues. This program includes evidence based programs -Touchpoints , Motheread, Fatheread, and Motheread B.A.B.Y.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

None

Budget

$149,612.00

Program 3

Early Childhood Connections

Quality Enhancement - Improve and enhance licensed child care facilities through technical assistance and teacher trainings. Grants and incentives are available to eligible facilities.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

None

Budget

$218,450.00

Program 4

PUZZLES Center

The PUZZLES center provides parents a free customized list of child care options as well as information and community referrals about issues relevant to young families such as high-quality child care, child development, and school readiness. The PUZZLES resource room also offers high-quality educational materials and equipment form a lending library for parents, child care providers, and students in early childhood education programs

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

None

Budget

$369,436.00

Program 5

Intervention and Inclusion

Provides training and technical assistance to child care facilities to allow for the inclusion of children with special needs in daily classroom activities and support for individual children. Consultation and training for families is offered.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

None

Budget

$157,100.00

Program 6

Raising A Reader

Literacy consultants provide early childhood professionals with materials and strategies for engaging families in reading activities. Families develop book sharing routines with their child which advances early literacy for children birth to age five.

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

None

Budget

$88,730.00

Program 7

Baby FAST

Intensive support for the entire family is provided for teen parents. Weekly meetings nurture family and social relationships, assist in accessing community support services, and emphasize setting and reaching educational goals

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

$81,475.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Smart Start of New Hanover County envisions every child entering school with the health, family support and early education necessary to succeed.
    •All families will receive the support and education that they need in order to have healthy children with necessary preventive and routine health care
    •Every child will grow up in an environment that is free of abuse, neglect and violence
    •Families and their children will have the necessary assistance in their efforts to reach their full potential
    •Affordable, quality early education will be available to all families, as appropriate, meeting individual child and family needs
    •New Hanover County corporate, philanthropic and community leaders will make quality early childhood services for children and their families a priority
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

New Hanover County, Wilmington, NC

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SMART START OF NEW HANOVER COUNTY
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Smart Start of New Hanover County

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Executive Director

Ms. Jane Morrow

Board Chair

Joy Guether

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jean Wachtel

Community Member

Term: July 2010 - June 2017

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