Parent Information/Education

Eastern Carolina Workforce Development

Free services are available to citizens of job seekers in Eastern North Carolina.

Find assistance with childcare, transportation, family problems, or other challenges that could affect your success in a job.

NC Kindergarten Enrollment Requirements

Is your child ready for kindergarten? Do you know what the requirements are for enrolling your child?

  • Age Eligibility/Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of Residence
  • Vaccinations

See Craven County Schools for more information.

Family Support Network

This program offers support for families of children with special needs by providing a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

MOPS provides encouragement, fellowship and teaching that is inspirational and relevant to the life of a mother.

Meets at: Temple Baptist Church
New Bern, NC
2nd and 4th Monday Every Month
9:15 am – 11:30 am
Childcare provided.

More Links:

ECAC – Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center The Division of Child Development

Family Preparedness

Plan now on how you and your family would respond to any emergency.

  • 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.