"Harvest helped the citizens of Sandy Level plant a seed of hope and success for our youth through its grant. We are grateful for the support of Harvest. "
- Garrett Dillard, Founder - Concerned Citizens of Sandy Level

Smart Beginnings of Martinsville-Henry County

Organization Information:
Executive Director: Melanie Mclarty (interim director)
Phone: (276) 403-5961; (276) 666-8901
Fax: (276) 638-6196
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 951, Martinsville, VA 24114
Email: info@smartbeginningsmhc.org
Website: www.smartbeginningsmhc.org

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.  current grant
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.  current grant


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