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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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April is National Autism Awareness Month

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world today. With the threat of COVID-19 affecting every nation and community, it’s very important for us to stay positive and focus on what matters: people. Our families, friends and community are our biggest support, especially...

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families.  When children are nurtured, they can grow up to...

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