Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Awards Four New Innovative Grants

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

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MECK Pre-K is a Mecklenburg County-funded Pre-Kindergarten Program FREE to eligible 4-Year-Olds.

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EFFECTIVE JULY 1,2021

GPS Will Serve Children With Special Health Care Needs Ages 0-3. Families Enrolled With CDSA Transitioning to CMS Will Be Eligible.

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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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Business Smart. Family Friendly. Future Ready.

Presenting Family Forward NC October 1, 2019 8:30am-10:00amThe Duke Endowment (800 E Morehead St.) Smart Start of Mecklenburg County (SSMC) and the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation will present Family Forward NC, an innovative initiative to improve children’s...

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Smart Start featured on Wilson’s World

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County was featured on WCCB-TV's Wilson's World on August 7, 2019. We had the opportunity to share about our mission, programming, and upcoming golf tournament. To see the full article and news feature, click the button below!

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