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Recent News & Information

Now Hiring – Pre-K Specialist

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is hiring a Pre-K Specialist to assist with the implementation of the newly funded county pre-kindergarten expansion. This experienced early care and education professional will report to the Meck Pre-K Director and will provide...

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A Look at the North Carolina General Assembly Budget Proposal

There is a lot to digest for early childhood in the North Carolina General Assembly’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19. A few highlights are listed here, with more detail provided below. As we continue to comb through the Money Report and Special Provisions, we...

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Autism Support Workshop: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

Mealtimes can be stressful for families! During the first 5 years of life, 20% of children struggle with some type of feeding issue. Join us as we learn from Nicole Cyphert, MS, OTR/L, about the root causes of these issues, and identifying strategies that support...

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