Smart Start of Buncombe County

Whether you are an early childhood educator looking for a workshop, a school-age provider seeking homework tips, a family member looking for child care, or a member of the Smart Start Board of Directors wanting to confirm the location of the next board meeting, we hope you will find our website a helpful resource.

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of educators, families, and the community to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development beginning at birth.

Celebrate Week of the Young Child KIDFEST! with Smart Start of Buncombe County

Jason Boyer, Chief Meteorologist with WLOS News, will be kicking off the festivities for us. And  award-winning songwriter David LaMotte and his band will be performing songs from his hit kids CD S.S. Bathtub.

There will also be tons of family fun activities and performances, including:

FREE face painting, FREE balloons by Marcie the Balloon Fairy, break dancing by the Underdog Bboy & Bgirl Crew, performance by the Fairview Flyers Unicycle Team, FREE kid’s crafts by Michaels, Traditional Tae Kwon do demonstration by Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do, and the Hop Ice Cream Café will be on site with their fabulous ice cream! 

All proceeds benefit Smart Start of Buncombe County.

April 12, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 PM

$8 Tickets
Under 2 FREE
For Ages: Preschool – Preteen
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This event is made possible with the support of our AWESOME SPONSORS:

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There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows up for the first day of kindergarten. Experiences during these 2,000 days have a lasting impact on later learning, health and success. That is because children’s earliest experiences literally determine how their brains are wired; lay the groundwork for future health; and form the foundation of the social and emotional skills needed for academic and workplace success.

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