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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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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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Autism Family Support Group | Your Virtual Village

JOIN VIRTUALLY EACH THURSDAY | 2-3PM You are invited to the Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Group: Your Virtual Village. While a child’s autism diagnosis can rock the world of young families, connecting with other parents wh oare facing similar issues...

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MECK Pre-K Now Taking Provider Applications

Are you interested in having a MECK Pre-K classroom at your child care center for the 2021-22 school year?  This is the fourth year of Mecklenburg County’s six-year plan to expand pre-kindergarten to reach all four-year-old children in the County.  It is an incredible...

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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 to learn more.RECURSOS EN ESPAÑOLVisite...

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