Smart Start Scholarships are child-focused, family-friendly, and fair to childcare providers. They support the workforce by providing quality care and education for children while parents work. 

Smart Start Scholarships provide support for eligible families to help cover or reduce the cost of child care so that parents can finish their education and work to support their families. Eligibility is based on family income and extenuating circumstances, and there is a focus on engaging families so parents are active partners in their child's early education and success. Click here to learn more about eligibility. 

For additional information, please contact:

Kelly Hart, Program Director
722 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Phone: (828) 693-1580
Email Kelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.