Grant Impact Report: Smart Start Stories 

FY21-22 Grant Opportunities: Innovations in Early Childhood

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

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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

NC Medicaid Process Transitioning to Managed Care

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has announced a Medicaid Transformation rollout. Effective July 1, 2021 NCDHHS will transition most beneficiaries to the new NC Medicaid Managed Care. This transition will change the way many...

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Jake House, CEO, Discusses Ready4K with WTB

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County and Read Charlotte Announce Ready4K Texting Service PartnershipJake House, CEO of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, is interviewed by Ed Billick and Sharon Thorsland, hosts of WBT’s Carolina Focus on March 28, 2021. During this...

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Medicaid Managed Care Resources (English & Spanish)

Health Plans for North Carolina There will be a new way to get Medicaid health care. Most people will get the same Medicaid services in a new way – through health plans. Visit www.ncmedicaidplans.gov to learn more.RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOLVisite...

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Shop for GOOD | July 19-23

Shop for GOOD: How You Can Support Local Families with Young Children Imagine the following: having to choose between diapering and feeding your children; not being able to go to work or school because you lack the required number of diapers for your child to attend...

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Our Year in Review: How You Can Support Our Mission

Our Year in Review: How You Can Support Our Mission Smart Start is more than a funder of child-serving agencies across Mecklenburg County.  We are a collaborator, leader, and convener in Mecklenburg County’s early childhood space.  Our team, together with the agencies...

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