Smart Start is a comprehensive public-private initiative that strives to assure that all children in North Carolina enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Smart Start serves children 0-5 through a variety of programs that help to provide access to high quality and affordable child care, health care and other critical servic

Our Vision
Bridging the gap to brighter tomorrows for our children.
Our Mission
The Pamlico County Partnership for Children connects all sectors of the community to create better lives for our children.
  • Services to licensed facilities focusing on health, nutrition and safety issues.
  • Access to resources at the Partnership office for providers and parents.
  • 1 1/4 hour weekly interactive sessions for young children and their parents that enhances the childrenÂ’s social skills and encourages appropriate parental expectations.
  • Parenting support through resources, such as child care referrals and a monthly newsletter.
  • Consultation services to licensed providers to promote developmentally-appropriate practices and training opportunities.
  • Assistance to licensed facilities and those seeking licensure to improve and enrich early childhood environments.
  • Financial assistance for eligible working or in-school parents.