MECK Pre-K is Now Accepting Applications

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

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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. 

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GivingTuesday 2020

Six Things to Know About GivingTuesday What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and unity. Now in its twelfth year, GivingTuesday is recognized as an opportunity for people and communities to come together in the spirit of generosity. The first...

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Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Groups

PARENT SUPPORT GROUPSYOUR VIRTUAL VILLAGE EVERY THURSDAY | 1PM - 2PM Click Here to RegisterYou are invited to the Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Group: Your Virtual Village. All meetings use the Zoom platform (you are not required to have Zoom to...

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Partnering with MECK Pre-K

Join us for a virtual meeting with special guests and community partners. MECK Pre-K invites you to our 1st annual “Partnering with MECK Pre-K” Virtual Meeting with Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio. We will provide an overview of MECK Pre-K, its benefits and how...

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