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MeckBetterTogether

MeckBetterTogether

Mecklenburg County's Department of Social Services (DSS) has teamed up with community partners to launch MeckBetterTogether.  This initiative was created to maximize the efforts of child and family caring agencies to support families and focus on the safety and...

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.

Autism Parent Support Group

Autism Parent Support Group

Virtual Weekly Sessions Thursdays | 10am - 12pm* *Beginning October 1While a child’s autism diagnosis can rock the world of young families, connecting with other parents who are facing similar issues can be an incredible help. Join Amy DeShazo, Autism Coordinator of...

International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day

To raise awareness for literacy issues that exist within our own community as well as globally, we invite you to join us in celebration of International Literacy Day, September 8. Each day, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL), a funded program of Smart Start of...

International Day of Charity

International Day of Charity

Dear community members, We invite you to join us in observation of 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...

Proudly Announcing our Direct Service Providers | FY20-21

Proudly Announcing our Direct Service Providers | FY20-21

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is excited to announce our FY20-21 grant recipients! We are proud to partner with these area organizations to build a strong system of support for our young children and their families.  Smart Start of Mecklenburg’s mission is to...

Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Groups

Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Groups

You are invited to the Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Virtual Parent Support Group. All meetings use the Zoom platform (you are not required to have Zoom to participate) and are 10am-11am.  These meetings are open to parents and caregivers of children 0-5 years old...

National Nonprofit Day | August 17, 2020

National Nonprofit Day | August 17, 2020

Dear community members, We invite you to join us in observation of National Nonprofit Day. 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. On...

Making the Move to Kindergarten

Making the Move to Kindergarten

The countdown to kindergarten has begun! To help make the transition as smooth as possible, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Child Care Resources Inc. (CCRI), and MECK Pre-K are pleased to share these new resources for rising kindergarten families. Take a Virtual...

Your Chance to Shop for GOOD | July 12-19

Your Chance to Shop for GOOD | July 12-19

With just a couple of clicks you can help us get the items we need to keep doing our critical work! Since schools closed in March due to COVID-19, over 1.2 billion children have been displaced from classrooms globally. From a local perspective, this means many...

MECK Pre-K | Drive-Thru Registration Event

MECK Pre-K | Drive-Thru Registration Event

Special Announcement!MECK Pre-K is hosting socially distant registration events for June! They offer high-quality pre-kindergarten available to qualified children. It is County-funded and FREE of charge.

How You Can #BeAConnection During COVID-19

How You Can #BeAConnection During COVID-19

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is focused on bringing awareness to increased levels of stress for families with young children as a result of the social, health and economic impacts of COVID-19.  Calls regarding domestic violence are up, although calls to child...

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