Health Education

Wash Your Hands!

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. For more information, click HERE or one of the pictures below.

 Follow the Handwashing Steps posterKnow when to wash your hands PDF thumbnail

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Immunization Information

Vaccines for Children (CDC)

Immunize North Carolina 

Craven County Health Department


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Mental Health | Mind Entropy

Children’s eyes and their vision develop gradually. As they age, conditions common to their age group may arise, making eye health checkups pertinent for a healthy childhood. To better inform parents and caregivers, has recently published two guides, one on children’s eye health and another on infant vision development. Please take a look at the following guides on:


Sight for Students program helps families in need of vision care - Garfield School District No. Re-2

Sight for Students is a VSP charity that
provides free vision exams and glasses to
low-income, uninsured children.

Additional resources

Assuring Better Child Health &
Development: Learn more about the
ABCD Project

Health Insurance: Get free or low cost health insurance for children and teens who qualify.
See Health Check and Health Choice

Learn the Signs. Act Early.

CDC Parent Portal

Bright Futures

NC Folic Acid Council

Kids Health



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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. 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.