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Dr. Thomas H. Batchelor Smart Start Resource Center: Home

Union County, NC, birth to age 5 lending library of books, educational materials, and toys for early childhood students, educators, and parents of young children in Union County



Science kits and math games

Blocks and puzzles

Art utensils and music supplies

Books and thematic literature kits

Storytelling kits

Dramatic play items

Special need items

Manipulative materials

Curriculum resource books

Additional Services:


Die Cuts

Color and B&W copies

Construction paper

SSRC Materials


The Smart Start Resource Center offers multicultural and educational materials for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers of Union County, North Carolina.  It is a lending library of more than 5,000 books, subject-focused play items, and art utensils among other items.  All play materials are designed for children from birth to age 5.  The center also offers early childhood resource books for parents, guardians, and teachers.


Tues 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wed/Thu 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


A Color Display at the SSRC


$5.00 for 15 item checkout

SPCC staff/students FREE for 5 item checkout

Cash only in the SSRC. Debit/credit accepted in the SPCC Business Office.

Members must be early childhood educators, parents, or guardians of young children in Union County.

SSRC Online Catalog

Want to see what the SSRC has in stock before you visit? Click on our SSRC Online Catalog to search for items.


Phone: 704-290-5894

Leigh Swann, SSRC Manager

South Piedmont Community College

Old Charlotte Highway Campus

4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Mobile Unit 1

Monroe, NC 28110


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