When we invest wisely in our region’s children and families, we create a strong foundation and future for our community. Capable children grow to become positive contributors to a prosperous and sustainable society.

English proficiency, literacy and comprehension, math proficiency and critical thinking are fundamental in the development of a capable, flexible, innovative and productive society prepared to compete globally and contribute as a critical component of our economic well-being.

Through our strategic planning process, the programs and services of New Hanover County are designed to mitigate barriers, create opportunities, emphasize child preparedness and encourage effective workforce development.

New Hanover County is a unique and amazing place with cultural and environmental assets for many to treasure. Whether it’s the appeal of warm sandy beaches, a diversity in educational and historic experiences, the flora or fauna, it’s all here for you in New Hanover County.