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COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
Our Child Care Provider COVID-19 Relief Fund offers assistance to licensed centers & homes actively serving children or working to reopen. Centers throughout the County have the opportunity to apply for one-time grant funds to assist with COVID-19 related incurred. While we know the funding we provide will not meet all of the needs faced by centers, we are hopeful that funds will be helpful during this critical time. Applications will be accepted through July 20th, or until funds are expended.
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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.
Visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19 for more information.
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
To raise awareness for literacy issues that exist within our own community as well as globally, we invite you to join us in celebration of International Literacy Day, September 8. Each day, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL), a funded program of Smart Start of...
Dear community members, We invite you to join us in observation of International Day of Charity on September 5. This special day is dedicated to recognizing the positive impact that organizations have on local communities, and Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is...
Income Restrictions Lifted to Help Families Impacted by COVID-19 MECK Pre-K will reopen with in-person instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to ensure that children, families, teachers and providers feel safe and prepared for back to school, the...
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is excited to announce our FY20-21 grant recipients! We are proud to partner with these area organizations to build a strong system of support for our young children and their families. Smart Start of Mecklenburg’s mission is to...
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.
Virtual Weekly Sessions Thursdays | 10am - 12pm* *Beginning October 1While a child’s autism diagnosis can rock the world of young families, connecting with other parents who are facing similar issues can be an incredible help. Join Amy DeShazo, Autism Coordinator of...
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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202