Welcome to Craven Smart Start, Inc

We believe when young children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, that they will become loving, nurturing independent individuals who will contribute to their families, communities, and society. We believe that all children, when surrounded by a supportive community, can achieve economic success and experience the highest quality of life.

Creating a loving, caring, sharing community for children through health, education, economic development, and socialization.

Call today to register for the next sessions of

Play & Learn!

January 12: 9:00-10:00 AM
(Roger Bell Elementary)
January 13: 9:00-10:00 AM
(James W. Smith Elementary)
January 15: 10:00-11:00 AM & 1:00-2:00 PM
(CCR&R Lending Library)
(252) 672-5921

Save the Date for Next Year’s Race!

December 12, 2015

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  • Craven Smart Start, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that administers Smart Start funds and programs in Craven County. Smart Start is designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Donations are tax deductible.