Talk, Read, Sing Everyday!
Research shows that some young children are exposed to more language in their homes, early learning programs, and school settings, than other children. This difference in the number of words and back-and- forth interactions children are exposed to during the early years is called the “word gap”. The first 2,000 days of your child’s life — the time between when they are born and when they enter kindergarten — are the most important days to build school and life success.
Quality Support Services (QSS)
Financial support and individual technical assistance for centers and homes at the four and five star level.
Contact: Mary Draughn
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 209
Program works to ease children’s transitions from home or child care to kindergarten.
Contact: Anabel Melgar
Phone: (336) 249-6688, x 211
Child Care Trainings
A variety of classes are offered at Smart Start weekly for child care professionals.
Contact: Sherry Brannon
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 217
Provides education based salary supplements to low paid teachers, directors, and family child care providers.
Contact: (919) 967-3272
Offers fingerprinting, laminating, die cuts, copies, and book binding services. Available for checkout— a large selection of prop boxes and materials to enhance all of your learning centers and a library to help plan age- appropriate activities.
For more information, contact Smart Start of Davidson County at 336-249-6688.