Smart Start of Buncombe County

Whether you are an early childhood educator looking for a workshop, a school-age provider seeking homework tips, a family member looking for child care, or a member of the Smart Start Board of Directors wanting to confirm the location of the next board meeting, we hope you will find our website a helpful resource.

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of educators, families, and the community to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development beginning at birth.

Week of the Young Child 2014 Kick-off Event
Sponsored by PNC Bank

In celebration of the Week of the Young Child, PNC Bank, Smart Start of Buncombe County, and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo have teamed up to bring children and families a funky, beat-thumpin’ hip hop show!

23 Skidoo

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the King of Kid Hop, and a purveyor of Family Hip Hop at its finest. 23 Skidoo has captivated crowds internationally with his own brand of positive half-pint party music. Combining deft wordplay, great storytelling and pure positivity on top of thumping drums and sophisticated multi-instrumental productions, 23 Skidoo speaks to kids and parents alike! 23 Skidoo bumps up the volume and kids’ self-esteem, while setting the family music bar higher than a hidden cookie jar.

So come get your hip hop groove on!

This event is generously sponsored by PNC Bank.

Visit to purchase tickets!!

Click here to download the event flyer (for print on 8.5 x 14 in.)

All proceeds will benefit Smart Start of Buncombe County.

Making a Difference for Asheville Families











Asheville, NC, November, 2013 – In Buncombe County, 27% of young children are living in poverty. i play., a local clothing and natural baby product store in Asheville, has partnered with Smart Start of Buncombe County to ensure hundreds of families receive new quality clothing for their infants and toddlers.

“I got the idea to partner with Smart Start when I was invited to join their board and learned more about the work they do. They serve children birth to 5 years of age and our clothing line is for this same age group,” explained i play. co-owner, Emi Kubota. Click here to read the full story: i play., Inc. and Smart Start.



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