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

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Recent News & Information

New Community Resource Guide!

Our new Community Resource Guide is now available on our website! Click here to search a comprehensive directory of local services for young children and their families by category. You will find contact information, a brief description of services provided, and...

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Healthy Futures Starts at Home

The Healthy Futures program is taking requests for their Healthy Futures Starts at Home workshop for your center's parents. They will come out to your center and conduct a really fun and interactive workshop.  They have created a brand new program that includes...

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Join our team! We’re hiring.

Do you have a passion for ensuring all children are healthy and ready for success in kindergarten? We want to hear from you! MECK Pre-K is hiring a Social Worker and a Success Coach. Email resumes to 

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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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Charlotte, NC 28202