Request for Applications

The opportunity to apply for FY21-22 funding is now open. Submit your application by clicking the link below. 

New Funding Opportunity!

We invite you to submit a letter of intent for innovation initiatives.

Be a Champion for Children

We’re Proud to Announce our Partnerships for FY20-21

Digital resources for COVID-19 at your fingertips. 

Five fun, simple and powerful ways that families can give every child a great start in life.

MECK Pre-K is a county-funded program and therefore FREE for children who qualify. 

GPS is designed for Mecklenburg County parents with children 0-5 who are part of the complex, sometime frightening world of autism.

Sign up to receive FREE books! Program is available to children living in Mecklenburg County until their 5th birthday. 

Recent News & Information

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....

read more

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....

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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.

read more

Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Make a Difference


Each Child. Every Neighborhood.

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
(704) 377-6588
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202