Craven Smart Start to Host Craven Early Learning Network Meeting

Craven Smart StartCraven Smart Start will host a Craven Early Learning Network meeting on Wednesday, August 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Mount Olive, located at 2912 Trent Road in New Bern. The meeting will feature a presentation about the military family and the Cherry Point resources that are available to them. Leafa Palmer, School Liaison Officer, and Johneiqua Smith-Griffin, Information and Referral Specialist, both from the Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station will speak at the meeting. Craven Smart Start will share information about several children’s literacy initiatives. The meeting will also include agency sharing and announcements regarding upcoming events for families and children.

The meeting is designed for organizations, groups and individuals who are interested in learning about local resources that can assist families with young children during their early learning years from birth to five. For more information contact Pinkie Moore, Community Outreach Coordinator at Craven Smart Start by calling 252-672-5921 (Ext. 29).

About Craven Smart Start:

Craven Smart Start is a 501 (c)3 public private partnership that administers the funding and programs of Smart Start, North Carolinas early childhood initiative.  The mission of the program is to ensure that every Craven County child, birth through five, receives the education, health and family support necessary to arrive at school healthy and ready to succeed. For more information, visit

Submitted by: Pinkie S. Moore