Grant Impact Report: Smart Start Stories 

FY21-22 Grant Opportunities: Innovations in Early Childhood

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

It’s as easy as filling out an application.

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Boosting Children’s Learning Through Text Messages. Text SSMC To 70138 To Sign Up.

MECK PRE-K IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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

Help Mecklenburg County Children Turn Five Ready to Thrive

Five fun, simple and powerful ways that families can give every child a great start in life.

GPS Serves Children With Special Health Care Needs Ages 0-3 as They Transition from CDSA to CMS.

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This Program Is Available to Children Living in Mecklenburg County Until Their 5th Birthday. 

Recent News & Information

Join us in the Celebration of Week of the Young Child

Join us April 10-16 for a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities during the 50th anniversary of Week of the Young Child. #WOTYC21 Today we know more than ever before about the importance of children’s...

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Autism Family Support Group | Your Virtual Village

JOIN VIRTUALLY EACH THURSDAY | 2-3PM You are invited to the Guiding Parents to Services (GPS) Parent Support Group: Your Virtual Village. While a child’s autism diagnosis can rock the world of young families, connecting with other parents wh oare facing similar issues...

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MECK Pre-K Now Taking Provider Applications

Are you interested in having a MECK Pre-K classroom at your child care center for the 2021-22 school year?  This is the fourth year of Mecklenburg County’s six-year plan to expand pre-kindergarten to reach all four-year-old children in the County.  It is an incredible...

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GPS – Water Safety

Saturday, June 12  | 10am - 11am Water delivers a multi-sensory experience! From the feel on our skin to the reflection of light to the classic smell of the ocean or pool…..our children with autism are bombarded with learning opportunities. Stephanie Tomalis, Program...

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GPS – Music and Movement

Tuesdays, June 15 - August 10 | 2:30pm - 3:00pm 601 E. 5th St. Charlotte, NC 28202Training Room 1 *no class on July 13This in-person, fun and educational, 8-week program for children with disabilities, ages 3-5, designed to increase social and foundational skills...

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