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Recent News & Information

Volunteer Interest and Information Session

Have you been looking for ways to get involved? Do you want to give back to your community but aren't sure where to start? We can help with that! Join us at our Volunteer Interest and Information Session on Monday, November 12 at 6:00pm to learn how you can help give...

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25th Anniversary Gala Rescheduled for March 2, 2019

The Gala is back on! Join us in Raleigh, NC on March 2, 2019 for the Smart Start 25th Gala with a special presentation and performance by... This is going to be a wonderful celebration with live music, circus performers, VIP guests, a video message from Governor...

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families.  When children are nurtured, they can grow up to...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

Our thoughts are with you as we all face the challenges of coping with the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the rapid changes it is bringing to our daily lives. We know that parents and child care providers are significantly impacted right now, and we will be...

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