Grant Impact Report: Smart Start Stories 

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

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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

Chairman Dunlap Delivers State of the County Address

"Decades of research has shown that pre-kindergarten makes a difference in school readiness not just in the short-term by preparing children for kindergarten, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed, and contribute to the strength of the economy."-...

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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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Making the Move to Kindergarten

The countdown to kindergarten has begun! To help make the transition as smooth as possible, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Child Care Resources Inc. (CCRI), and MECK Pre-K are pleased to share these new resources for rising kindergarten families. Take a Virtual...

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Your Chance to Shop for GOOD | July 12-19

With just a couple of clicks you can help us get the items we need to keep doing our critical work! Since schools closed in March due to COVID-19, over 1.2 billion children have been displaced from classrooms globally. From a local perspective, this means many...

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