MECK-Pre K

MECK Pre-K is high-quality pre-kindergarten available to qualified children. 
It is County-funded and FREE of charge.

What is MECK Pre-K?

MECK Pre-K is a County-funded program that offers free, quality pre-kindergarten to eligible four-year-old children. Classrooms are located across the County. All MECK Pre-K classes are taught by a licensed teacher and teacher assistant. MECK Pre-K is enrolling eligible children now.

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

MECK Pre-K is administered by Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

MECK Pre-K is funded by Mecklenburg County.

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Did you know that one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese? Being overweight or obese can put kids at risk later in life for diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers. It’s not too late for the child in your life, though! We want to give you the information you need to help keep your family healthy. Here are a few ideas for the entire family getting started on the road to better health.

Blog and Personal Stories

Blog and Personal Stories

Welcome! Families that are dealing with ASD have a unique journey.  This journey is often difficult, but often funny as well.  In this section, GPS invites our readers and families to share their personal stories of trials and success.  This is your opportunity to...

Happy Birthday, Junior League of Charlotte!

Happy Birthday, Junior League of Charlotte!

The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc., (JLC) is celebrating their 95th anniversary! To honor this occasion, the JLC will initiate a diaper drive for their 95 Hours of Continuous Service Campaign running November 15 - 19. Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is thrilled to...

Encouraging Children to Wear Masks

Encouraging Children to Wear Masks

In our current pandemic environment, face masks have become an everyday norm.  Even as an adult, it can be challenging at time to wear a mask for prolonged periods of time, but these challenges are even greater for the youngest members of the community, especially...