The Smart Start Rewards program works to promote professional development within Henderson County’s child care facilities. A professional development salary supplement is provided to eligible child care teachers based on education level. Additionally, a longevity incentive is available for child care professionals who remain with the same facility over time, in effort to reduce staff turnover. Child care professionals who are employed in Henderson County and satisfy all eligibility requirements qualify to receive the professional development supplement and the longevity incentive.

The staff of all licensed child care facilities in Henderson County may receive assistance with professional development planning and linkages with resources, regardless of their eligibility status for the supplement and/or incentive.

For additional information, please contact:
Alicia Hutchison, Program Coordinator
722 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739
Phone: (828) 693-1580
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