Columbus County Partnership for Children

Belkie, the loveable mascot for Belk Department Stores visited the Smart Start Early Learning Facility!

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Raising Quality in Early Care & Education​


Welcome to the Columbus County

Partnership for Children (Smart Start)!

Expanding Literacy


​​​​Advancing Child Health


Smart Startcollaborates with various county agencies to address the health needs of preschool-aged children. Not only do children need proper nutrition, they also need to learn the importance of physical activity and how it impacts their overall health.

Early education and literacy build the foundation that allows children to be successful students throughout their academic endeavors and successful citizens in a global society.

Recognizing that over 90% of language development occurs in the first few years of life, Smart Start provides programs that develop early literacy skills needed for success in school, work and life. 

Smart Start provides a number of activities that work to ensure the health and well-being of families with children ages birth to five years of age.

Supporting Families​