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Carteret Partnership for Children

The Carteret Partnership for Children's Early Education Outreach Program offers Story Explorers - a part-time early education parent/child preschool program.  The program serves children ages 0-3.  Parents and children attend together.  The program is free and open to all families in Carteret County.  There is an application process with slots filled on a first-come first-serve basis.  

Story Explorers runs September-May with classes at 9:30 and 11:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Each class is 1 1/2 hours in length.

A few Summer Meetups are scheduled! Check My Printables for more information!

Crystal Coast Mothers of Preschoolers.

Crystal Coast MOPS meets at Cape Carteret Baptist Church on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, (September thru May), from 9-11am.  You will be welcomed, accepted, and inspired to reach your full potential as a Mom.

Scholarships are available.  For more information, contact:

Swansboro MOPS & MOMSnext

MOPS is a place that mothers of children from conception through kindergarten can find authentic community.

MOMSnext is for mothers and school-aged children.  We create a space for moms to feel encouraged and equipped to realize their potential as mothers, women, and leaders.

Looking for more Mamas to join their group! They meet the first and third Sundays, from September to May, from 4:30-6:30pm at Swansboro UMC. For more information on the Swansboro groups click Here: Swansboro MOPS and MOMSnext.

Connect Online

Local Facebook Groups for Families to Follow

Note: Most of these are closed groups that you can easily request to join...

  • Coastal Mamas
  • Crystal Coast Playgroups
  • Havelock/Cherry Point Babies & Kids Yard Sales
  • Walk & Talk Moms
  • Dashing Divas

Fun Local Facebook Pages for Families to Follow

  • Crystal Coast Family
  • The 252 Rocks