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COVID-19 Precautions

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County has implemented precautions for the safety of our staff and families we serve. Beginning March 17, 2020 through March 31, 2020 SSMC staff will be working remotely. Management will closely monitor the situation and adjust these dates as needed. If you need assistance, please call our main line at (704) 377-6588 or email your main point of contact, if applicable. All messages will be returned within 48 hours, though likely sooner.

It’s important to note closures apply to MECK Pre-K as well. MECK Pre-K Centers will close for a minimum of 15 days, effective Tuesday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Please keep yourself and others safe by following precautions outlined by the Center for Disease Control.
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Five fun, simple and powerful ways that families can give every child a great start in life.

MECK Pre-K is a county-funded program and therefore FREE for children who qualify. 

GPS is designed for Mecklenburg County parents with children 0-5 who are part of the complex, sometime frightening world of autism.

Sign up to receive FREE books! Program is available to children living in Mecklenburg County until their 5th birthday. 

Recent News & Information

Volunteer Interest and Information Session

Have you been looking for ways to get involved? Do you want to give back to your community but aren't sure where to start? We can help with that! Join us at our Volunteer Interest and Information Session on Monday, November 12 at 6:00pm to learn how you can help give...

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25th Anniversary Gala Rescheduled for March 2, 2019

The Gala is back on! Join us in Raleigh, NC on March 2, 2019 for the Smart Start 25th Gala with a special presentation and performance by... This is going to be a wonderful celebration with live music, circus performers, VIP guests, a video message from Governor...

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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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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
(704) 377-6588
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202