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MECK Pre-K is a Mecklenburg County-funded Pre-Kindergarten Program FREE to eligible 4-Year-Olds.

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Recent News & Information

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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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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...

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