|Executive Director:||Melanie Mclarty (interim director)|
|Phone:||(276) 403-5961; (276) 666-8901|
|Mailing Address:||P.O. Box 951, Martinsville, VA 24114|
The mission of Smart Beginnings Martinsville-Henry County (SBMHC) is to ensure that all children, birth to age 5, in Martinsville and Henry County will have caring, responsible adults who have access to resources to provide for their children's social, emotional, physical, and academic development.
Research shows that more than 85% of a child's brain network is wired in the first five years of life. The greatest opportunity to be a self-sufficient individual is created within this small window of time
Smart Beginnings of Martinsville and Henry County works to utilize the strengths of all partners to enhance coordination of resources for greater community awareness, education and assistance to positively impact young children so they are Ready for School and Ready for Life.
|Grants Awarded to Smart Beginnings of Martinsville-Henry County:|
|Oct 27, 2011||$ 537,225||over 3 years to ensure that all children, birth to age 5, will have caring, responsible adults who have access to the resources needed to provide for their childrens social, emotional, physical, and academic development.|
|Apr 23, 2009||$ 175,700||over 2 years to assist in early childhood education and pre-Kindergarten preparation of local children; in support of The Starting Place, a one-stop resource center for families, children, and childcare providers located at Liberty Fair Mall.|