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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.
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Recent News & Information
Six Things to Know About GivingTuesday What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and unity. Now in its twelfth year, GivingTuesday is recognized as an opportunity for people and communities to come together in the spirit of generosity. The first...
Decades of research have shown that pre-kindergarten makes a difference in the school readiness of children. Not just in the short-term to get children ready to succeed in school, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed, and contribute to the...
Mecklenburg County's Department of Social Services (DSS) has teamed up with community partners to launch MeckBetterTogether. This initiative was created to maximize the efforts of child and family caring agencies to support families and focus on the safety and...
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.
Thursday, November 12 | 10:00am & 6:30pm Saturday, November 14 | 10:00amPlease join Guiding Parents to Services and Behavioral Health and Wellness Center to learn how to succeed in toileting training your child with autism! Whether you have tried and struggled, or...
Save the date for a free online premiere of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library's new documentary, 'The Library That Dolly Built: Celebrating the People Who Made Dolly's Dream Come True' on December 9 at 7:00pm EST! This exciting virtual event will feature a live...
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