In partnership with Henderson County Public Schools with support from the United Way of Henderson County, Smart Start is leading an initiative to help prepare children and families for kindergarten.  Smart Start co-hosts Kindergarten Readiness Rallies in the Spring and provides leadership for transition teams housed within local elementary schools.

Working together with early care and education professionals and public K-5 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.

 Click here for helpful links on kindergarten transition


For additional information, please contact:

Kendal Heck, Kindergarten Transition Coordinator
525 North Justice Street
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Phone: (828) 693-1580
Email Kendal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.