Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Awards Four New Innovative Grants

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A Message from our Board of Directors

On behalf of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, we hope you and your loved ones are safe during this challenging time. Allowing our community’s youngest children to thrive is always a top priority for us and our work together is far too important to stop during this...

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Week of the Young Child 2020

Don't miss this year's Week of the Young Child celebration, April 11-17! Join us for a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities by posting your creative projects using the hashtag #woyc20.   Today we...

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April is National Autism Awareness Month

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world today. With the threat of COVID-19 affecting every nation and community, it’s very important for us to stay positive and focus on what matters: people. Our families, friends and community are our biggest support, especially...

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MeckBetterTogether

Mecklenburg County's Department of Social Services (DSS) has teamed up with community partners to launch MeckBetterTogether.  This initiative was created to maximize the efforts of child and family caring agencies to support families and focus on the safety and...

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Did you know that one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese? Being overweight or obese can put kids at risk later in life for diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers. It’s not too late for the child in your life, though! We want to give you the information you need to help keep your family healthy. Here are a few ideas for the entire family getting started on the road to better health.

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