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.”
The Stanly County Partnership for Children…
- administers Smart Start funds from the state legislature to support programs to benefit children age 0-5 and their families.
- 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 develop solutions.
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 Activities.
Find out more about our partnership’s programs and services.