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Charlotte Today Interview

Lee Henderson, Program Director of Mecklenburg Partnership for Children visited Charlotte Today on April 2nd to discuss the organization’s collaboration with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to insure every child living in Mecklenburg County has books, regardless of...

Upcoming Charlotte Focus Group – March 29, 2018

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the major source of federal funds for child care subsidy and quality improvement in North Carolina. The Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) uses the funds to provide child care assistance for...

#CommitTo80 with Read Charlotte

Read Charlotte just announced its upcoming inaugural “Commit to 80” campaign, a mission which aims not only to raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s literacy, but to also activate everyone in Mecklenburg County to commit to do their part to reach...

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool is expanding!!!

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool is expanding and will be adding a Dual Language Innovation Classroom for the 2018-2019 school year. The Dual Language Innovation Classroom (Innovation Classroom) will allow the Preschool to prepare 36 additional children for kindergarten....

How Caregivers Can Boost Young Brains

Five simple steps for stimulating interactions with young children — at home, in daycare, or in preschool BY:Usable Knowledge Adapted from research by the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard Universityand from resources developed by Filming Interactions to...

WBTV3 Interview

Nancy Hughes, Executive Director of Mecklenburg Partnership for Children visited WBTV3 on Jan 6th to discuss the organization's collaboration with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to insure every child living in Mecklenburg County has books, regardless of their...

Teddy Bear Breakfast Tickets on Sale NOW!!!

Join Us for Charlotte’s Premiere Family Event for children ages 0-5 Saturday, March 10, 2018 9am - 11am Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Storytelling ~ Breakfast ~ Music ~ Ballet & Step Performances Bear & Book for Each Child ~ Raffles ~ Silent Auction...

Fox46 ~ Good Day Charlotte Interview

Nancy Hughes of Smart Start and Courtney Turner visited Fox46 ~ Good Day Charlotte on Dec 26th to discuss the organization's collaboration with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to insure every child living in Mecklenburg County has books, regardless of their...

Calling all Day Care Cooks, Teachers & Administrators!!!

Healthy Futures - Soups Stocks and More In this workshop, you will learn easy to prepare recipes and how to turn 1 stock into many healthy and delicious meals. One of our favorite workshops returns with new recipes for making soups, stocks and more. You will learn...

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