The Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership offers several programs to support families of young children including:
The purpose of Smart Start Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is to serve children, child care providers and families by supplying current quality child care and other critical support services vital to the total well being to the children in Chowan and Perquimans Counties.
Parents are offered information and brochures on how to choose quality child care including information on all types of care, components of quality care, how to evaluate care, other community services and availability of financial services.
Information provided by parents will be used to counsel and make referrals to child care programs to meet needs of child and parent. No recommendations will be made.
Call us at 252-482-3035 or 800-262-8314 to set up an appointment.
A parent strengthening program that focuses on promoting children's academic, social-emotional skills, and problem solving abilities. For parents and caregivers of children ages 2-5.
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) provides one-on-one parenting consultations for specific behaviors. The program also offers seminars.
Call the Partnership Office at 252-482-3035 to set up a Triple P Consultation or to learn about upcoming seminars.
The primary objective of the Community Outreach Coordinator is parent education and awareness. The Community Outreach Coordinator conducts public education campaigns to increase the amount of children in Chowan and Perquimans Counties covered by health insurance. This will provide services to at-risk families with children birth through age five; parents who are low income, living below the poverty level and children without health insurance coverage will be targeted.
Public Outreach print and electronic media educates and promotes awareness of the importance of primary care, well child check-up, age appropriate screenings, and assists parents in their efforts to enroll their children in the Health Check program. Participation in Community Health Fairs and Events promote education and awareness.
An estimated four out of five children who are placed in child restraints and booster seats are improperly restrained. The Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership has nationally certified child safety seat installers. Call the partnership at 252-482-3035 for help in installing your safety seat or to check and see if it is installed correctly. Your child’s life is in your hands.
You may qualify for Health Check (Medicaid) or NC Health Choice — free or low-cost health insurance for children and teens.
Even children with one or two working parents earning $44,100 a year or more may qualify. The program also covers children living with grandparents, other family or friends.
Children with special health care needs may receive more benefits
Protect your child the easy way — Make sure they are covered. A medical bill can devastate your life. When our children are sick, nothing else matters. We have to get care for them, they cannot speak for themselves.
It’s easy to apply — go to your local Department of Social Services or www.NCHealthyStart.org.
Please call the Partnership Office at 252-482-3035 for information on registering for parenting programs listed below: