KidsFest a hit; SmartStart wants your opinion

Published 10:53 am Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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Smart Start of Davie County held its annual KidsFest in partnership with Davie County Recreation and Parks on SApril 13 with more than 35 child-serving agencies.

Caregivers learned about services provided by the agencies while children participated in interactive activities.

Emergency service vehicles were available for children to explore.

Children could also visit with bunnies, have free vision screenings, and make their own smoothies.

There was a stage schedule packed full of entertainment featuring Davie County Senior Services’ “Zumbooters” and “Boogie Brigade,” Magician Paul Spring, Advance Dance, Mid-Eastern Martial Arts Program, and a Dance Party with music provided by The Mobile Jukebox.

Children went home with painted faces and balloon animals thanks to volunteers.

Daniel Furniture provided boxes for “Cardboard City” (an interactive area where kids could build and explore with cardboard) and the Davie County Schools Preschool team set up a mini-obstacle course for the youngest attendees. Hardison Church provided coffee and donuts and Sunset Slush was onsite to offer cool treats.

More than 60 people participated in the shred event hosted by Davie Senior Services and more than 926 people attended.  This free family fun festival served as an opportunity for local families to learn about the resources available in the community for young children.

Smart Start of Davie continues to work on alleviating the childcare crisis that is impacting Davie, the state and nation.

The agency is collecting data from parents and caregivers as well as plant managers, human resources liaisons, and local business owners. Scan the appropriate QR code on this page to complete a survey and help Smart Start gather pertinent data as they look at potential initiatives and solutions.

Smart Start of Davie has family-friendly events this summer including Grandparents and Me (in partnership with Davie Senior Services) on Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m.; BLOCKFest on July 25 at 9:30, 11, and 1:30 (in partnership with Davie Recreation and Parks); and more to be announced.

SmartStart will participate in the Downtown Mocksville Collaborative Annual Fairy Walk on Saturday, June 22; and will launchi a new parenting initiative, Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), in July.

For more information about Early Education programs, contact 336-751-2113 or or visit our website