The Smart Start Resource Library provides child development resources and materials for childcare centers, family childcare homes, and early childhood education students. Over 100 learning kits covering topics like emotions, science, literacy, math, and culture are available for use by educators with kits appropriate for children ages 0-2 and 3-5. Kits may be checked out for two week periods, except seasonal kits which may only be checked out for one week.
The Smart Start Resource Library is updating its Learning Kits to include materials from Sesame Street in Communities, featuring our favorite characters teaching valuable life lessons and skills through fun and play.
The Smart Start Resource Library materials and services are now provided from two locations:
Kits may be reserved through Heidi Witmer, Literacy Coordinator, Mondays and Thursdays between 12PM and 5PM at the New Adventure Learning Center or by emailing her.
Kits may be returned Monday - Friday between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM on days the center is open.
Kits that have been reserved in advance may be picked up during those hours as well; your kit will be left in a prominent space in the library with your name on it.
Kits that have NOT been reserved in advance may be picked up on Mondays and Thursdays between 12PM and 5PM, when our Literacy Coordinator Heidi Witmer is in the office.
Book binding is also available at New Adventure Learning Center. Binding jobs may be submitted to Heidi Witmer, Literacy Coordinator. If Heidi is not in her office and you want to submit a book binding project, please leave it in the Kit Room with details of the project, contact information and desired pick-up date.