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Business Smart. Family Friendly. Future Ready.

Business Smart. Family Friendly. Future Ready.

Presenting Family Forward NC October 1, 2019 8:30am-10:00amThe Duke Endowment (800 E Morehead St.) Smart Start of Mecklenburg County (SSMC) and the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation will present Family Forward NC, an innovative initiative to improve children’s...

Smart Start featured on Wilson’s World

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County was featured on WCCB-TV's Wilson's World on August 7, 2019. We had the opportunity to share about our mission, programming, and upcoming golf tournament. To see the full article and news feature, click the button below!

Autism Support Workshop: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

Autism Support Workshop: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

Mealtimes can be stressful for families! During the first 5 years of life, 20% of children struggle with some type of feeding issue. Join us as we learn from Nicole Cyphert, MS, OTR/L, about the root causes of these issues, and identifying strategies that support...

Coffee and Conversation – June 14

Join Smart Start of Mecklenburg County and Thompson Child & Family Focus for coffee and a presentation by Shivani Mehta, MD, MPH. Dr. Mehta is a practicing pediatrician and will share the science of early brain development, how toxic stress disrupts this process,...

Join us for Basic Connections and Coffee – June 3, 8am

Join us for Basic Connections and Coffee – June 3, 8am

Two community programs are coming together to highlight the support that is available to parents in Mecklenburg County. Learn how positive interactions with your children help promote healthy brain development in their youngest years with effects that last a lifetime....

Bank of America Donates $1M to MECK Pre-K

Did you hear?? On May 7, Bank of America announced a $1 million donation to MECK Pre-K to provide scholarships at UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College for students to become Pre-K teachers.  Click the button below to learn more. Read Full Story

Request for Proposal – Online Data Management System

Mecklenburg Partnership for Children invites you to develop and support a user friendly online grants management software system that integrates planning, application and reporting needs for programs. Click here to learn more about this opportunity and about how Smart...

Chairman Dunlap Delivers State of the County Address

"Decades of research has shown that pre-kindergarten makes a difference in school readiness not just in the short-term by preparing children for kindergarten, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed, and contribute to the strength of the economy."-...

Benefits of Pre-K Do Not Fade with Age

Benefits of Pre-K Do Not Fade with Age

"The findings are clear: The more funding that North Carolina invests for NC Pre-K (and Smart Start), the better children will fare as they get older. The benefits from that investment will not fade out but will grow over the lives of these children." Click here to...

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