Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is proud to Support Astronomers without Borders and Explore Scientific in their quest to collect eclipse glasses to be sent to schools in South America and Asia when eclipses cross those continents in 2019. Young children are natural...
Charlotte Strong is designed to engage individuals, corporations and community constituents in FREE or donation based activities by creating a month long calendar of physical activities and events. Participants can be anyone in the community. We are all working...
Supporting children’s healthy social and emotional development can have a big impact on their long-term success in school and beyond. Join us online for an engaging 10-lesson series from Exchange Press to explore strategies and new ideas to help you promote positive social/emotional development and address challenging behaviors in the classroom. This course is tailored to meet your experience level! You’ll identify your experience level and then complete activities designed to “meet you where you’re at” as an early childhood professional.
North Carolina’s pre-kindergarten program has supported over 350,000 children in multiple areas of learning and development, according to a new summary report from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The report says favorable outcomes from the program can last for years after children enter elementary school.
Click “Read More” to view the updated table summarizing the provisions impacting early childhood programs included in the FINAL FY2017-2019 compromise budget.
Routines, tantrums, mealtimes, teachable moments, bedtime rituals, descriptive praise….the list goes on with the joys and challenges of parenting.
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is pleased to announce the selection of Nancy Hughes as its new executive director effective July 24, 2017. Nancy has served as an advocate for young children throughout her career. She is also no stranger to Smart Start, serving as...
Did you know that 85% of a child’s intellect, personality and social skills are developed in the first 3 years of life? Since babies don’t come with an instruction manual, all parents need a little guidance on how to make the most of these critical years for their children.
For many neighbors in Charlotte, summer brings a time of great need. Groceries are hard to come by and many families in our community rely on resources from local organizations to make it through the summer months.
The NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative is building on North Carolina’s history of innovation and success to tackle one of the greatest challenges facing the state: the overwhelming majority of our children, especially those from low-income families, are not...
A grant of $100,000 from The Belk Foundation to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation will dramatically expand the Library’s efforts to address the challenge of third grade reading proficiency through Active Reading training. “Active Reading means reading with...
Drinking water is essential to improving one’s health. However, many people instead turn to higher-calorie beverages to quench their thirst. To address this issue, Mecklenburg County Public Health, Charlotte Water and Healthy Weight, Healthy Child are pleased to announce the I Heart Water Initiative.
Fruits and vegetables benefit kids in many ways, including improved nutrition, decreased obesity risk and better school performance, but most children don’t get the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
We know water is everywhere. Whether you’re bathing your baby in the sink or splashing around with your toddler in a pool, water is great fun for kids. But it’s also a place where safety must come first, so here are a few tips for kids who love to get wet.
The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks-particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live…
Here are Governor Cooper’s budget highlights of Investments in Early Learning….
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