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. 

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Holiday Shopping at Toys & Co.

You shop. Toys & Co donates. It's that easy. December 7 | 9:00am - 9:00pm Toys & Co. | 242 S. Sharon Amity Rd. Toys and Co. will donate 20% of the sales for every person that mentions Smart Start at check out. FREE GIFT WRAPPING ON ALL PURCHASES Smart Start...

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April is National Autism Awareness Month

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world today. With the threat of COVID-19 affecting every nation and community, it’s very important for us to stay positive and focus on what matters: people. Our families, friends and community are our biggest support, especially...

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families.  When children are nurtured, they can grow up to...

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