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Making the Most of Your Mask | Opportunity to Donate

Making the Most of Your Mask | Opportunity to Donate

There is no better time to invest in our community as we continue the important work of providing services to local children and their families.   As the Smart Start of Mecklenburg County office prepares to reopen amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, safety is a top...

#GivingTuesdayNow | A Global Day of Giving

#GivingTuesdayNow | A Global Day of Giving

We believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community.#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day...

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

Get emoji-tional with us! #ThankATeacher during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8.   Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day. Their dedication impacts our youngest children and sometimes moves us beyond words, so we invite you show your...

Register Now for Coalition Webinar on Monday

Register Now for Coalition Webinar on Monday

Join the North Carolina Early Education Coalition on Monday, April 27th at 2:00 pm for a webinar to discuss the NC Legislative Short Session beginning on April 28th, as well as the latest updates on policy and advocacy actions for early childhood education related to...

A Message from our Board of Directors

A Message from our Board of Directors

On behalf of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, we hope you and your loved ones are safe during this challenging time. Allowing our community’s youngest children to thrive is always a top priority for us and our work together is far too important to stop during this...

Week of the Young Child 2020

Week of the Young Child 2020

Don't miss this year's Week of the Young Child celebration, April 11-17! Join us for a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities by posting your creative projects using the hashtag #woyc20.   Today we...

April is National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world today. With the threat of COVID-19 affecting every nation and community, it’s very important for us to stay positive and focus on what matters: people. Our families, friends and community are our biggest support, especially...

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families.  When children are nurtured, they can grow up to...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

Our thoughts are with you as we all face the challenges of coping with the outbreak of the Coronavirus and the rapid changes it is bringing to our daily lives. We know that parents and child care providers are significantly impacted right now, and we will be...

Updates | Opportunity for Influence Fundraiser

Updates | Opportunity for Influence Fundraiser

There is no better time to invest in our future, as we continue the important work of building communities grounded in healthy families and opportunities for children. Keeping our community healthy and thriving is a top priority at Smart Start of Mecklenburg County....

COVID-19 Precautions

COVID-19 Precautions

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is taking COVID-19 seriously.  Smart Start of Mecklenburg County has implemented precautions for the safety of our staff and families we serve. Beginning March 17, 2020 through March 31, 2020 SSMC staff will be working remotely....

March is National Reading Month

March is National Reading Month

With National Reading Month upon us we started to wonder, when did reading start and how has it developed into what we know as such a pivotal act today? Early exposure to language, whether through reading, talking or even singing, has a profound influence on...

March Partnership | Legion Brewing Southpark

March Partnership | Legion Brewing Southpark

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is partnering with Legion Brewing Southpark for the month of March.  Legion Brewing Southpark is giving back to our community’s children. For every Adventure Tap purchase during the month of March, Legion will donate $1 to Smart Start...

Annual Bidders’ Conference

Annual Bidders’ Conference

Our Bidders’ Conference is next month, and will provide detailed information about the Request for Applications (RFA) process. When:  February 14, 2020 9:00am – 10:30am  Where: Children & Family Services Center Training Rooms 1 & 2 601 E. 5th Street,...

MeckCounts 2020

MeckCounts 2020

By completing the census you can help shape the future of Mecklenburg County! Together we can receive the resources we need. So many resources are dependent on the census. An accurate count is critical to receiving resources for our community such as funding for...

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