Do the Basics every day to help your child become the amazing person you know they can be.

80% of brain growth happens during the first three years of life.

Science shows that 80% of brain growth happens by the age of three! Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles. They get bigger and stronger the more you and your family interact with your child.

The Basics are five simple and powerful ways to help all our children aged 0-3 grow to be happy and smart.

The Basics are for everyone: parents, grandparents, and other family and friends who care for our youngest children.

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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
(704) 377-6588
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202