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February is Family Support Awareness Month

February is Family Support Awareness Month

February is Family Support Awareness Month. This time of year highlights the critical work done by specific Smart Start-funded programs, home visiting and parenting education (HVPE). Early childhood home visiting and parenting education programs strengthen the...

Join Us For Our Annual Bidders’ Workshop

Join Us For Our Annual Bidders’ Workshop

Smart Start is accepting program applications for the FY22-23 funding cycle. You are invited to attend our upcoming workshop to learn more! About this event Smart Start of Mecklenburg County (SSMC) helps children turn five ready to thrive. SSMC is an innovator,...

Smart Start Annual Bidders’ Conference | FY22-23

Smart Start Annual Bidders’ Conference | FY22-23

Smart Start is accepting program applications for the FY22-23 funding cycle. You are invited to attend our upcoming workshop to learn more! When Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:00am – 11:00am Where: Children & Family Services Center 601 E. 5th Street Charlotte, NC...

Meck Pre-K Removes Income Eligibility for Free Program

Meck Pre-K Removes Income Eligibility for Free Program

By Estephany Escobar | Charlotte  Published 4:18 PM ET DEC. 09, 2021More children in Mecklenburg County will be eligible to enroll in free pre-kindergarten next school year. In the past, children in the program had to come from families with a household income at or...

#GivingTuesday 2021

#GivingTuesday 2021

Dear Community Members, Today we would like to invite you to join us in celebrating Giving Tuesday. This particular day provides an opportunity for our community to unite through the power of generosity. On behalf of the Smart Start of Mecklenburg County team, we are...

Join Us in Celebration | International Day of Charity

Join Us in Celebration | International Day of Charity

We invite you to join us in the observation of the 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 proud to take part....

Grant Impact Stories | Innovations in Early Childhood

Grant Impact Stories | Innovations in Early Childhood

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is known for its allocation of state, county, and private funds to local early childhood serving agencies. In order to increase impact and innovation, in the spring of 2021, Smart Start of Mecklenburg County granted over $115,000 in...

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