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Smart Start 25th Anniversary Gala

Smart Start 25th Anniversary Gala September 22 | 7:00-11:00pm | Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh Join us at Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh for an evening of play, entertainment, and the honoring of Smart Start’s 25 years of work to build strong and vibrant children,...

Healthy Charlotte Council: Food System + Nutrition Conference

Healthy Charlotte Council: Food System + Nutrition Conference September 14 | 7:30 a.m. - noon  Johnson and Wales University 801 W Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202 The Charlotte Chamber’s Healthy Charlotte Council is hosting its first Food System + Nutrition Conference....

Now Hiring- Autism Coordinator

Primary Purpose of Position The Autism Coordinator is responsible for acting as a parent liaison, community advocate and parent/community educator for children that have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum and families that suspect their child may have autism.  The...

Take Action: Don’t Let Census 2020 Leave Out Kids

Shared from NC Child: A fair and accurate census is profoundly important to our communities and our children. NC Child is deeply concerned about a proposal under consideration that would add a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form. This untested and unnecessary...

Now Hiring – Pre-K Specialist

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is hiring a Pre-K Specialist to assist with the implementation of the newly funded county pre-kindergarten expansion. This experienced early care and education professional will report to the Meck Pre-K Director and will provide...

A Look at the North Carolina General Assembly Budget Proposal

There is a lot to digest for early childhood in the North Carolina General Assembly’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19. A few highlights are listed here, with more detail provided below. As we continue to comb through the Money Report and Special Provisions, we...

Let’s Pave the Way for Pre-K

Decades of research have shown that pre-k makes a difference in the school readiness of children. Not just in the short-term to get children ready to succeed in school, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed and contribute to the strength of the...

Community Letter from CharMeck Family Justice Center

Community Members,   We are reaching out to notify you of an exciting opportunity that may be coming to Charlotte-Mecklenburg! Our goal is to encourage the involvement of all who are interested so please forward this correspondence to your local networks!  ...

Registration for Strolling Thunder is now open!

Registration for Strolling Thunder is now open! Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 8:30am - 12:00pm NC Museum of Natural Sciences (121 W. Jones Street, Raleigh) The North Carolina Early Education Coalition is bringing babies, parents, and other early childhood advocates to...

Education Award Application

NEW THIS YEAR! EDUCATION AWARD APPLICATION DROP-OFF PROCESS All applications will be dropped off in first floor library of the CFSC building No need to sign-in or come to the fifth floor! Meter parking is the best option – be prepared! [button...

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