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.

Latest News

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.

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...