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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.

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Recent News & Information

Let’s Pave the Way for Pre-K

Decades of research have shown that pre-k makes a difference in the school readiness of children. Not just in the short-term to get children ready to succeed in school, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed and contribute to the strength of the...

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Community Letter from CharMeck Family Justice Center

Community Members,   We are reaching out to notify you of an exciting opportunity that may be coming to Charlotte-Mecklenburg! Our goal is to encourage the involvement of all who are interested so please forward this correspondence to your local networks!  ...

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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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Coffee and Conversation – June 14

Join Smart Start of Mecklenburg County and Thompson Child & Family Focus for coffee and a presentation by Shivani Mehta, MD, MPH. Dr. Mehta is a practicing pediatrician and will share the science of early brain development, how toxic stress disrupts this process,...

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Join us for Basic Connections and Coffee – June 3, 8am

Two community programs are coming together to highlight the support that is available to parents in Mecklenburg County. Learn how positive interactions with your children help promote healthy brain development in their youngest years with effects that last a lifetime....

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