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.
Our 2013-2014 Impact Report is Now Available
This report highlights our shared success in achieving positive outcomes for young children and families in Buncombe County. We are proud of the work of our staff and community partners, and of our collective impact. Click the picture below to view the Report.
Great News, We Are Now on Amazon Smile!
Please think of us as you shop during this holiday season - and your gifts will go even further. You can conveniently save the link below as a favorite and then shopping and giving is only a click away. By selecting us as your Amazon Smile organization, you are supporting children's first 2,000 days, their families and early educators! (*our legal name may appear when searching us on Amazon Smile, it is Buncombe County Partnership For Children).
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Please Join Us In Welcoming Gwen Wisler to our Board!
Gwen Wisler is the owner of Asheville Profits, LLC. Asheville Profits provides business consulting services to established businesses; the clients pay for services by contributing time or money to local non-profits. Prior to moving to Asheville, Gwen was business woman -- CEO for the Coleman Company, First Alert and Powermate among others. Although Gwen has no children of her own, she appreciates that children need to be stimulated and nourished early in life and beyond to help them succeed. Gwen is currently serving as a City of Asheville Councilwoman. She enjoys jogging, cycling and volunteering for non-profits.
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.
Please visit www.first2000days.org for more information and resources!