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Community Organizations

Smart Start of Pender County

Smart Start helps working parents pay for child care, improves the quality of child care and provides health and family support services in every North Carolina county.


Smart Start of Pender County
600 N. Timberly Ln
Burgaw, NC 28425

Phone: 910-259-9978

Family Support Network of North Carolina

Providing support to families with children who have special needs and the service providers who work with them since 1985.

Phone: 1-800-852-0042

NC Cooperative Extension Service - Pender County Center


Pender County Center
801 South Walker St
Burgaw, NC 28425


Phone: 910-259-1235

Online Resources

Best Mobile Apps for Kids

A list of the best current mobile apps for children 14 years and younger: apps that encourage active engagement and social interaction while informing, educating, and entertaining.

CDC's Developmental Milestones

Track the developmental milestones for your child and find age-appropriate tips and activities. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Colorín Colorado

A bilingual website for educators and families of English language learners.

Grow Up Reading

A guide for raising a reader, covering infancy to third grade.

National Center for Family Learning

Resources for families to help their children learn to read.

PBS for Parents

Resources for parents from PBS.

Read Aloud 15 minutes

Resources for reading aloud to your child: why it's important, book recommendations by age, and the 21-day reading challenge!

Reading Rockets

a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Signing Savvy

A video dictionary of American Sign Language.