"The kid's Place!"


Smarties LLC is a youth center located in Winston-Salem, NC.

Smarties is owned a operated by licensed professionals. Our slogan "The kid's place!" summarizes Smarties' mission. Our mission is to be a place where children feel safe, are learning and having fun. We strive to be a center where children want to return!  

Smarties' services includes our Remote Learning Program, After School Program, Summer Camp, Spring Break Camp, Drop-in Child Care, Kid's Night Out and more!!


Child Safety

Child safety is first priority at Smarties. We have cameras installed outside as well as inside of the center. We also maintain a discipline policy that is in the best interest of all children. 

​Our Staff


 Talaya McManus found Smarties in 2015 under the name Mini Camp. Talaya's vision was to provide services for parents and families that were quality, while remaining affordable. Since the start in 2015 Smarties has expanded to provide more services for parents and families. Talaya is a graduate of WSSU with a bachelor's degree in Education and holds a Professional Educator's License issues by the state of North Carolina. 


 After School Program

"a simple solution for parents"




Smarties' after school program provides school pick-up and homework help. 

Please call (336) 529-3565


Submit an inquiry 


Email Smartiesnc@gmail.com

Summer Camp

"learning while having fun"





We at Smarties work to ensure that children do not slip behind on academics during the Summer. Each child receives grade level work daily, reading and comprehension time and  journal writing. All while having FUN! We also attend weekly field trips.

Smarties is part of the Summer Feeding Program that offers FREE Breakfast, Snack & a Hot Lunch everyday! 

Our camp is directed by a NC licensed teacher. Our staff includes experienced camp counselors and a NC licensed School Counselor.

Summer Camp 2020 will be one that you will not want to miss!

Summer 2020 Camps will be open for campers

Kindergarten-rising 8th graders

Please call (336) 529-3565,

Submit an inquiry


Email us at Smartiesnc@gmail.com for pricing and to register.


Remote Learning Program

"a safe option for remote learning"




As a community we are working together to navigate through the uncertain times of this pandemic. Smarties remote Learning program offers a safe option. Parents may work while knowing that their child is in a safe environment.


In order to maintain social distancing we have a limited number of slots available. Children and staff wear masks, temperatures are checked twice daily and all high traffic areas are sanitized.  

Our camp is directed by a NC licensed teacher. Our staff includes experienced camp counselors and a NC licensed School Counselor.


Kindergarten-rising 8th graders

Click below to enroll



Call (336) 529-3565


Email us at Smartiesnc@gmail.com

Services Provided

Opening Hours

Come Visit

Mon - Fri: 7:15am-6:00pm
Sat: Special events only
Sun: Closed


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1520 Martin St Ste 106
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

"The kid's place!"



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