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Join Us in Celebration | International Day of Charity

Join Us in Celebration | International Day of Charity

We invite you to join us in the observation of the International Day of Charity on September 5. This special day is dedicated to recognizing the positive impact that organizations have on local communities, and Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is proud to take part....

Grant Impact Stories | Innovations in Early Childhood

Grant Impact Stories | Innovations in Early Childhood

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is known for its allocation of state, county, and private funds to local early childhood serving agencies. In order to increase impact and innovation, in the spring of 2021, Smart Start of Mecklenburg County granted over $115,000 in...

Shop for GOOD | July 19-23

Shop for GOOD | July 19-23

Shop for GOOD: How You Can Support Local Families with Young Children Imagine the following: having to choose between diapering and feeding your children; not being able to go to work or school because you lack the required number of diapers for your child to attend...

Our Year in Review: How You Can Support Our Mission

Our Year in Review: How You Can Support Our Mission

Our Year in Review: How You Can Support Our Mission Smart Start is more than a funder of child-serving agencies across Mecklenburg County.  We are a collaborator, leader, and convener in Mecklenburg County’s early childhood space.  Our team, together with the agencies...

GPS – Water Safety

GPS – Water Safety

Saturday, June 12  | 10am - 11am Water delivers a multi-sensory experience! From the feel on our skin to the reflection of light to the classic smell of the ocean or pool…..our children with autism are bombarded with learning opportunities. Stephanie Tomalis, Program...

GPS – Music and Movement

GPS – Music and Movement

Tuesdays, June 15 - August 10 | 2:30pm - 3:00pm 601 E. 5th St. Charlotte, NC 28202Training Room 1 *no class on July 13This in-person, fun and educational, 8-week program for children with disabilities, ages 3-5, designed to increase social and foundational skills...

NC Medicaid Process Transitioning to Managed Care

NC Medicaid Process Transitioning to Managed Care

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has announced a Medicaid Transformation rollout. Effective July 1, 2021 NCDHHS will transition most beneficiaries to the new NC Medicaid Managed Care. This transition will change the way many...

Jake House, CEO, Discusses Ready4K with WTB

Jake House, CEO, Discusses Ready4K with WTB

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County and Read Charlotte Announce Ready4K Texting Service PartnershipJake House, CEO of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, is interviewed by Ed Billick and Sharon Thorsland, hosts of WBT’s Carolina Focus on March 28, 2021. During this...

Medicaid Managed Care Resources (English & Spanish)

Medicaid Managed Care Resources (English & Spanish)

Health Plans for North Carolina There will be a new way to get Medicaid health care. Most people will get the same Medicaid services in a new way – through health plans. Visit www.ncmedicaidplans.gov to learn more.RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOLVisite...

Join us in the Celebration of Week of the Young Child

Join us in the Celebration of Week of the Young Child

Join us April 10-16 for a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities during the 50th anniversary of Week of the Young Child. #WOTYC21 Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children’s...

Autism Family Support Group | Your Virtual Village

Autism Family Support Group | Your Virtual Village

JOIN VIRTUALLY EACH THURSDAY | 2-3PM You are invited to the Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Group: Your Virtual Village. While a child’s autism diagnosis can rock the world of young families, connecting with other parents wh oare facing similar issues...

MECK Pre-K Now Taking Provider Applications

MECK Pre-K Now Taking Provider Applications

Are you interested in having a MECK Pre-K classroom at your child care center for the 2021-22 school year?  This is the fourth year of Mecklenburg County’s six-year plan to expand pre-kindergarten to reach all four-year-old children in the County.  It is an incredible...

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