MECK Pre-K is Now Accepting Applications

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. 

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

Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Groups

PARENT SUPPORT GROUPSYOUR VIRTUAL VILLAGE EVERY THURSDAY | 1PM - 2PM Click Here to RegisterYou are invited to the Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Group: Your Virtual Village. All meetings use the Zoom platform (you are not required to have Zoom to...

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Partnering with MECK Pre-K

Join us for a virtual meeting with special guests and community partners. MECK Pre-K invites you to our 1st annual “Partnering with MECK Pre-K” Virtual Meeting with Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio. We will provide an overview of MECK Pre-K, its benefits and how...

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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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