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COVID-19 Precautions

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.
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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

Out of School Time Youth Resource Fair

​School is back in session and students are busier than ever.  As we ask more of our youth, let’s ensure that they know about all of the opportunities and resources available to help them succeed.  Join us to learn about mentoring programs, prosocial activities, work...

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Now Hiring Positions to Support MECK Pre-K Classrooms

Positions to Support MECK Pre-K Classrooms   Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is currently seeking proposals from individuals or organizations for CLASS-trained coaches to support the new MECK Pre-K teachers and classrooms with best practice teacher child...

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Help Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Raise $5,000 Donate between November 19 and December 3 to help us provide books to young children. The Basics Mecklenburg campaign is a countywide coalition of organizations and individuals working to make sure that every child...

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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
(704) 377-6588
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202