2021 Bidders' Conference

Submit your information to learn more about this virtual event on January 19th.

New Funding Opportunity!

We invite you to submit a letter of intent for innovation initiatives.

Be a Champion for Children

We’re Proud to Announce our Partnerships for FY20-21

Digital resources for COVID-19 at your fingertips. 

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

Registration for Strolling Thunder is now open!

Registration for Strolling Thunder is now open! Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 8:30am - 12:00pm NC Museum of Natural Sciences (121 W. Jones Street, Raleigh) The North Carolina Early Education Coalition is bringing babies, parents, and other early childhood advocates to...

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Education Award Application

NEW THIS YEAR! EDUCATION AWARD APPLICATION DROP-OFF PROCESS All applications will be dropped off in first floor library of the CFSC building No need to sign-in or come to the fifth floor! Meter parking is the best option – be prepared! [button...

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