Our Mission & History | Smart Beginnings MHC

Our Mission & History

  The mission of Smart Beginnings Martinsville-Henry County (SBMHC) 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 of Martinsville and Henry County 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.