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COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
Our Child Care Provider COVID-19 Relief Fund offers assistance to licensed centers & homes actively serving children or working to reopen. Centers throughout the County have the opportunity to apply for one-time grant funds to assist with COVID-19 related incurred. While we know the funding we provide will not meet all of the needs faced by centers, we are hopeful that funds will be helpful during this critical time. Applications will be accepted through July 20th, or until funds are expended.
Digital resources for COVID-19 at your fingertips.
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County has implemented precautions for the safety of our staff and families we serve. Beginning March 17, 2020 through March 31, 2020 SSMC staff will be working remotely. Management will closely monitor the situation and adjust these dates as needed. If you need assistance, please call our main line at (704) 377-6588 or email your main point of contact, if applicable. All messages will be returned within 48 hours, though likely sooner.
It’s important to note closures apply to MECK Pre-K as well. MECK Pre-K Centers will close for a minimum of 15 days, effective Tuesday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
Please keep yourself and others safe by following precautions outlined by the Center for Disease Control.
Visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19 for more information.
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
Join Us for Charlotte’s Premiere Family Event for children ages 0-5 Saturday, March 10, 2018 9am - 11am Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Storytelling ~ Breakfast ~ Music ~ Ballet & Step Performances Bear & Book for Each Child ~ Raffles ~ Silent Auction...
Nancy Hughes of Smart Start and Courtney Turner visited Fox46 ~ Good Day Charlotte on Dec 26th to discuss the organization's collaboration with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to insure every child living in Mecklenburg County has books, regardless of their...
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to bring books to Mecklenburg County’s youngest children through funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly. During the 2017 legislative session, North Carolina...
A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest impact on young children's academic and social skills. The review helps untangle a...
Shape NC: Healthy Starts for Young Children
Our new Community Resource Guide is now available on our website! Click here to search a comprehensive directory of local services for young children and their families by category. You will find contact information, a brief description of services provided, and...
Each Child. Every Neighborhood.
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202