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Recent News & Information

Now Hiring – Pre-K Specialist

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is hiring a Pre-K Specialist to assist with the implementation of the newly funded county pre-kindergarten expansion. This experienced early care and education professional will report to the Meck Pre-K Director and will provide...

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A Look at the North Carolina General Assembly Budget Proposal

There is a lot to digest for early childhood in the North Carolina General Assembly’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19. A few highlights are listed here, with more detail provided below. As we continue to comb through the Money Report and Special Provisions, we...

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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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Annual Bidders’ Conference

Our Bidders’ Conference is next month, and will provide detailed information about the Request for Applications (RFA) process. When:  February 14, 2020 9:00am – 10:30am  Where: Children & Family Services Center Training Rooms 1 & 2 601 E. 5th Street,...

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MeckCounts 2020

By completing the census you can help shape the future of Mecklenburg County! Together we can receive the resources we need. So many resources are dependent on the census. An accurate count is critical to receiving resources for our community such as funding for...

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