Family Support activities aid families in creating nurturing, supportive, and secure homes where children can thrive.


Early Care and Education activities support early childhood educators and facilities in creating environments where young children can grow and develop to their fullest potential.


Literacy activities support children and their families in developing a desire for reading and a love of books.


Health & Safety activities create environments where children are active and learn new skills to help them develop healthy lifestyles.

Smart Start of Yadkin County

is a non-profit organization led by a local board of directors, designed to provide programs and services for families and children in Yadkin County. It is our mission to prepare all children birth to 5 years of age to be healthy and ready for kindergarten.

Smart Start of Yadkin County is open to the public by appointment only. Please call our office to schedule your visit.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to get books into the hands of North Carolina’s youngest children. In 2017, North Carolina’s state lawmakers included $3.5 million in the first year and $7 million in the second year of the state budget for Smart Start to administer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across North Carolina. The Smart Start network, made up of 75 local partnerships that serve our state’s communities, is signing up families across NC for Imagination Library which is a book gifting program for children from birth to age five. Together, we are working together to ensure children develop a love of reading early on.

Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” – John F. Kennedy