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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.

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Recent News & Information

You Drink, We Donate with NoDa Brewing Company

Cheers to supporting local nonprofits AND breweries! Monday, February 4, 2019 | 4:00pm-9:00pm NoDa Brewing Company | 2921 N Tryon St. When you join us at NoDa Brewing Company during "You Drink, We Donate", $1 of every pint you purchase in the tap room will be donated...

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New Community Resource Guide!

Our new Community Resource Guide is now available on our website! Click here to search a comprehensive directory of local services for young children and their families by category. You will find contact information, a brief description of services provided, and...

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Healthy Futures Starts at Home

The Healthy Futures program is taking requests for their Healthy Futures Starts at Home workshop for your center's parents. They will come out to your center and conduct a really fun and interactive workshop.  They have created a brand new program that includes...

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Making the Most of Your Mask | Opportunity to Donate

There is no better time to invest in our community as we continue the important work of providing services to local children and their families.   As the Smart Start of Mecklenburg County office prepares to reopen amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, safety is a top...

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#GivingTuesdayNow | A Global Day of Giving

We believe that generosity has the power to unite and heal communities in good times and bad. A global threat like COVID-19 touches every person on the planet, and it presents an opportunity to come together as a global community.#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day...

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