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.

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

Craven Smart Start 10th Annual Early Childcare Education Building Brighter Futures Conference

Saturday, March 12, 2016   8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Craven Community College—Orringer Hall

For more information please download our 2016 Conference Flyer


Call today to register for the next session of

Play & Learn!

Our sessions will take place Each

Monday, 9:30-10:30 AM

Call today to reserve your space!

(252) 672-5921

Sessions will take place each Monday!

Save the date for this year’s Race!

December 10, 2016

Click on the race logo to register!

Holiday Hustle Logo

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.