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Join us in the Celebration of Week of the Young Child

Join us April 10-16 for a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities during the 50th anniversary of Week of the Young Child. #WOTYC21 Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children’s...

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Autism Family Support Group | Your Virtual Village

JOIN VIRTUALLY EACH THURSDAY | 2-3PM You are invited to the Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Group: Your Virtual Village. While a child’s autism diagnosis can rock the world of young families, connecting with other parents wh oare facing similar issues...

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MECK Pre-K Now Taking Provider Applications

Are you interested in having a MECK Pre-K classroom at your child care center for the 2021-22 school year?  This is the fourth year of Mecklenburg County’s six-year plan to expand pre-kindergarten to reach all four-year-old children in the County.  It is an incredible...

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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...

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#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...

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