Your Smart Start September 2020

Smart Start partners with The Town of Mills River for kindergarten transition. 

Smart Start Partnership for Children has received a $3,000 grant from the Town of Mills River to expand Kindergarten Transition programming into Mills River Elementary. In partnership with Henderson County Public Schools, Smart Start is leading an initiative to help prepare children and families to begin kindergarten ready to learn.  Smart Start hosts Henderson County's Annual Kindergarten Readiness Rally in the Spring and provides leadership for transition teams housed within local elementary schools.

Executive Director, Sonia Gironda says:

“Working together with early care and education professionals and local elementary schools, we hope to build a bridge that will help children be better prepared to begin kindergarten ready to succeed. We aim to support children and families in all areas of development including language development, emotional and social development, cognitive development, physical development and self-care, and approaches to learning.”