Welcome to Craven Smart Start, Inc

 Craven County Pre-Kindergarten Registration

NC Pre-K & Head Start

2017 – 2018 School Year

Friday, May 5, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

At the New Bern Mall


 Tuesday, June 13, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

at Graham A. Barden Elementary School, Havelock

Children who will be 4 years old on or before
August 31, 2017, are eligible to register.
 Participants will be selected based on program criteria.
 Please bring official birth certificate and proof of family income.

Click here for flyer in English and Espanol.


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. Financial information about this organization and copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.