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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. 

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

Jake House, CEO, Discusses Ready4K with WTB

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County and Read Charlotte Announce Ready4K Texting Service PartnershipJake House, CEO of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, is interviewed by Ed Billick and Sharon Thorsland, hosts of WBT’s Carolina Focus on March 28, 2021. During this...

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Medicaid Managed Care Resources (English & Spanish)

Health Plans for North Carolina There will be a new way to get Medicaid health care. Most people will get the same Medicaid services in a new way – through health plans. Visit to learn more.RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOLVisite...

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Join us in the Celebration of Week of the Young Child

Join us April 10-16 for a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities during the 50th anniversary of Week of the Young Child. #WOTYC21 Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children’s...

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NC Medicaid Process Transitioning to Managed Care

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has announced a Medicaid Transformation rollout. Effective July 1, 2021 NCDHHS will transition most beneficiaries to the new NC Medicaid Managed Care. This transition will change the way many...

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