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Recent News & Information

Coffee and Conversation – June 14

Join Smart Start of Mecklenburg County and Thompson Child & Family Focus for coffee and a presentation by Shivani Mehta, MD, MPH. Dr. Mehta is a practicing pediatrician and will share the science of early brain development, how toxic stress disrupts this process,...

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Join us for Basic Connections and Coffee – June 3, 8am

Two community programs are coming together to highlight the support that is available to parents in Mecklenburg County. Learn how positive interactions with your children help promote healthy brain development in their youngest years with effects that last a lifetime....

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Bank of America Donates $1M to MECK Pre-K

Did you hear?? On May 7, Bank of America announced a $1 million donation to MECK Pre-K to provide scholarships at UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College for students to become Pre-K teachers.  Click the button below to learn more. Read Full Story

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National Nonprofit Day | August 17, 2020

Dear community members, We invite you to join us in observation of National Nonprofit Day. This special day is dedicated to recognizing the positive impact that organizations have on local communities, and Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is proud to take part. On...

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Making the Move to Kindergarten

The countdown to kindergarten has begun! To help make the transition as smooth as possible, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Child Care Resources Inc. (CCRI), and MECK Pre-K are pleased to share these new resources for rising kindergarten families. Take a Virtual...

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