- The Issues
- The Smart Start Model
The Smart Start Model
The Smart Start-Centre County model proposes a new approach, by forming a network of concerned citizens, child care professionals, academics and teachers, medical professionals, parents, and businesses. By pulling together the experts in the fields most important to the development of young children, Smart Start is able to act as a clearinghouse for sharing information, an advocate for early childhood, a support vehicle for existing and new projects, and a search engine for resources. By working together, we can affect change.
VISION: Smart Start-Centre County is committed to the idea that a successful childhood lays the foundation for a healthy, happy, and productive adulthood.
Our MISSION is to build a network of individuals, businesses, and organizations that will promote the healthy growth and developing of ALL young children (birth through age 6) in Centre County.
Our STRATEGY is to use the existing skills and resources of our network members within the diverse environment of Centre County to formulate coalitions, plans, projects, and funding opportunities.