Hertford-Northampton Smart Start
Since 1994, Hertford County have been home to North Carolina’s award winning Smart Start initiative for children from birth to 5. To provide Smart Start services each local partnership develops a comprehensive plan that targets the greatest needs in their community among three core services: child care (quality, affordability, and availability); health; and family support. Smart Start legislation mandates how much from each local partnership’s allocation should be spent on specific services. Programs must meet Smart Start’s evidence-based and evidence-informed standards. They only invest in best practices for our children.