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Infant Formula Shortage | May 2022

Infant Formula Shortage | May 2022

Some families in North Carolina are facing challenges accessing infant formulas. These challenges are related to the February recall of certain Abbott infant formulas, the resulting increased demand for other formula brands, and the lingering effects of supply issues...

Renewal of Hope

Renewal of Hope

For the past couple of years, readers of newsletters like these have been accustomed to the doom and gloom opening letter. Let’s face it; there hasn’t been a lot of good stuff to talk about. The yo-yo nature of the pandemic has cruelly manipulated hope, while the...

How Important Is Pre-K to Childhood Development?

How Important Is Pre-K to Childhood Development?

How Important Is Pre-K to Childhood Development?Pre-kindergarten (also known as pre-K or PK) is an educational program for 4- and 5-year-olds. As the name suggests, the goal is to prepare children for kindergarten and future success in life. Pre-K is a classroom-based...

Join us in Celebration for Week of the Young Child

Join us in Celebration for Week of the Young Child

North Carolina’s future depends on our children today. We know that the foundation for future learning, health and well-being is built during early childhood. When we commit to giving every child a strong foundation in their first years of life, we create healthy and...

Celebrating While Recognizing

Celebrating While Recognizing

We are in the midst of Black History Month, a time where we celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history. We must remember and recount the contributions made by the many great African American leaders. Their impact has and...

February is Family Support Awareness Month

February is Family Support Awareness Month

February is Family Support Awareness Month. This time of year highlights the critical work done by specific Smart Start-funded programs, home visiting and parenting education (HVPE). Early childhood home visiting and parenting education programs strengthen the...

Join Us For Our Annual Bidders’ Workshop

Join Us For Our Annual Bidders’ Workshop

Smart Start is accepting program applications for the FY22-23 funding cycle. You are invited to attend our upcoming workshop to learn more! About this event Smart Start of Mecklenburg County (SSMC) helps children turn five ready to thrive. SSMC is an innovator,...

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