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New Funding Opportunity!

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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

WBTV3 Interview

Nancy Hughes, Executive Director of Mecklenburg Partnership for Children visited WBTV3 on Jan 6th 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...

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Teddy Bear Breakfast Tickets on Sale NOW!!!

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...

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Fox46 ~ Good Day Charlotte Interview

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...

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Benefits of Pre-K Do Not Fade with Age

"The findings are clear: The more funding that North Carolina invests for NC Pre-K (and Smart Start), the better children will fare as they get older. The benefits from that investment will not fade out but will grow over the lives of these children." Click here to...

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