Our Mission & History

The mission of Smart Beginnings Martinsville-Henry (SBMH) is to ensure that ALL children, birth to age 5, in Martinsville and Henry County will have caring, responsible adults who have access to resources to provide for their children's social, emotional, physical and academic development.

Research shows that more that 85% of a child's brain network is wired in the first five years of life. The greatest opportunity to be a self-sufficient individual is created within this small window of time.

Smart Beginnings Martinsville-Henry is a community coalition working with parents and caregivers to provide them with the resources and knowledge needed to make the most of this small window of time so that ALL children are ready for success when they enter school.