Stanly County Partnership for Children
(Smart Start) is a non-profit organization with a mission to "make early
childhood resources available to young children and their families that
result in young children being properly cared for (healthy, safe, age
appropriately educated) and enabled to enter school ready to learn."
County Partnership for Children...
administers Smart Start
funds from the state legislature to support programs to benefit children age 0-5 and their
is a catalyst for bringing
different groups together for the sake of the children.
educates the community on the critical needs of young children and helps
The ultimate goal of Smart Start is to ensure that all children enter
school healthy and prepared to succeed. Programs and services are
provided to meet the needs of all children birth through five years old
(not enrolled in kindergarten). Agencies and organizations within Stanly
County work collaboratively with Stanly County Partnership For Children
to coordinate and provide leadership for many of the Smart Start
Find out more about our partnership's
programs and services.