Request for Applications

The opportunity to apply for FY21-22 funding is now open. Submit your application by clicking the link below. 

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

Charlotte Today Interview

Lee Henderson, Program Director of Mecklenburg Partnership for Children visited Charlotte Today on April 2nd to discuss the organization’s collaboration with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to insure every child living in Mecklenburg County has books, regardless of...

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Upcoming Charlotte Focus Group – March 29, 2018

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the major source of federal funds for child care subsidy and quality improvement in North Carolina. The Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) uses the funds to provide child care assistance for...

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#CommitTo80 with Read Charlotte

Read Charlotte just announced its upcoming inaugural “Commit to 80” campaign, a mission which aims not only to raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s literacy, but to also activate everyone in Mecklenburg County to commit to do their part to reach...

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Charlotte Bilingual Preschool is expanding!!!

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool is expanding and will be adding a Dual Language Innovation Classroom for the 2018-2019 school year. The Dual Language Innovation Classroom (Innovation Classroom) will allow the Preschool to prepare 36 additional children for kindergarten....

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