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IT'S TIME TO ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN PRE-K!

It’s as easy as filling out an application.

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Boosting Children’s Learning Through Text Messages. Text SSMC To 70138 To Sign Up.

MECK PRE-K IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

MECK Pre-K is a Mecklenburg County-funded Pre-Kindergarten Program FREE to eligible 4-Year-Olds.

Help Mecklenburg County Children Turn Five Ready to Thrive

Five fun, simple and powerful ways that families can give every child a great start in life.

GPS Serves Children With Special Health Care Needs Ages 0-3 as They Transition from CDSA to CMS.

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This Program Is Available to Children Living in Mecklenburg County Until Their 5th Birthday. 

Recent News & Information

Benefits of Pre-K Do Not Fade with Age

"The findings are clear: The more funding that North Carolina invests for NC Pre-K (and Smart Start), the better children will fare as they get older. The benefits from that investment will not fade out but will grow over the lives of these children." Click here to...

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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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2020 Mecklenburg County Data Card

How Are Children Faring in Our Community? NC Child’s county data cards provide local snapshots of child well-being by county. For 2020, the county data benchmarks indicate how NC’s children were faring before the pandemic and give key indicators of child well-being to...

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(704) 377-6588
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202