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National Nonprofit Day | August 17, 2020

National Nonprofit Day | August 17, 2020

Dear community members, We invite you to join us in observation of National Nonprofit Day. 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. On...

Making the Move to Kindergarten

Making the Move to Kindergarten

The countdown to kindergarten has begun! To help make the transition as smooth as possible, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Child Care Resources Inc. (CCRI), and MECK Pre-K are pleased to share these new resources for rising kindergarten families. Take a Virtual...

Your Chance to Shop for GOOD | July 12-19

Your Chance to Shop for GOOD | July 12-19

With just a couple of clicks you can help us get the items we need to keep doing our critical work! Since schools closed in March due to COVID-19, over 1.2 billion children have been displaced from classrooms globally. From a local perspective, this means many...

MECK Pre-K | Drive-Thru Registration Event

MECK Pre-K | Drive-Thru Registration Event

Special Announcement!MECK Pre-K is hosting socially distant registration events for June! They offer high-quality pre-kindergarten available to qualified children. It is County-funded and FREE of charge.

How You Can #BeAConnection During COVID-19

How You Can #BeAConnection During COVID-19

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is focused on bringing awareness to increased levels of stress for families with young children as a result of the social, health and economic impacts of COVID-19.  Calls regarding domestic violence are up, although calls to child...

2020 Mecklenburg County Data Card

2020 Mecklenburg County Data Card

How Are Children Faring in Our Community? NC Child’s county data cards provide local snapshots of child well-being by county. For 2020, the county data benchmarks indicate how NC’s children were faring before the pandemic and give key indicators of child well-being to...

May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month and is observed each year to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health and how vital positive mental health is to a child's development. While all families face challenges during the COVID-19...

Educational Resources for Teachers, Parents & Caregivers

Educational Resources for Teachers, Parents & Caregivers

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, teachers and caregivers are significantly impacted right now, so we will be continuing...

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...

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