Learn More About Our New Partnership to Provide Local Families in Need with Diapers

Grant Impact Report: Smart Start Stories 


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Boosting Children’s Learning Through Text Messages. Text SSMC To 70138 To Sign Up.


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

Help Mecklenburg County Children Turn Five Ready to Thrive

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

GPS Serves Children With Special Health Care Needs Ages 0-3 as They Transition from CDSA to CMS.


This Program Is Available to Children Living in Mecklenburg County Until Their 5th Birthday. 

Recent News & Information

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...

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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...

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#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...

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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...

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Happy Birthday, Junior League of Charlotte!

The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc., (JLC) is celebrating their 95th anniversary! To honor this occasion, the JLC will initiate a diaper drive for their 95 Hours of Continuous Service Campaign running November 15 - 19. Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is thrilled to...

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Encouraging Children to Wear Masks

In our current pandemic environment, face masks have become an everyday norm.  Even as an adult, it can be challenging at time to wear a mask for prolonged periods of time, but these challenges are even greater for the youngest members of the community, especially...

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(704) 377-6588
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Charlotte, NC 28202