Welcome to Craven Smart Start, Inc

11th Annual Building Brighter Futures

Early Childhood Education Conference

Date: Saturday, March 25

Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM

Location: Craven Community College, Orringer Hall

0.5 CEUs

Breakfast and Lunch offered

Early Bird Sign Up Special (by 5:30PM on 3/3)  = $20.00

After March 3, Cost = $30.00

Registration Form



Is your child turning 5 on or before August 31, 2018?

Kindergarten, Ready, Set, Go!

Join Craven Smart Start and Craven County Schools for a Parent Information Session on preparing for Kindergarten! Click HERE for more information on dates and locations!

Pre-registration is required by Monday, February 27, 2017



Call today to register for the next session of

Smart Start Play & Learn!


Parent and child Learning sessions led by Craven Smart Start/CCR&R!
We’ll have fun while learning with music, art activities, and snacks.

Where — Craven Smart Start/CCR&R

When –  Every Monday

What time –  9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Who should attend —

Children who have not started school along with their parent/caregiver

Preregistration is required, space limited to 8 children per class

 Please call 252 672-5921 [flyer]

A valid CCR&R Library Membership is preferred and can be purchased for a $10.00 annual fee.

Save the date for Next year’s Race!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Click on the race logo to register!

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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.

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Click on the First 2000 Days graphic to learn more.


  • 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.