2021 Bidders' Conference

Submit your information to learn more about this virtual event on January 19th.

New Funding Opportunity!

We invite you to submit a letter of intent for innovation initiatives.

Be a Champion for Children

We’re Proud to Announce our Partnerships for FY20-21

Digital resources for COVID-19 at your fingertips. 

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

Private Dollars help Children of Mecklenburg County

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is pleased to announce it has received a $300,000 grant from the Vanguard Community Stewardship program. This partnership funds the expansion of existing Smart Start evidence based programs designed to support the healthy development of children and to ensure kindergarten readiness. Specifically the grant expands YMCA’s Parents as Teachers, Reach Out & Read and Smart Start Healthy Families.

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FY17-18 Funding Opportunity

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County  FY17-18 Funding Opportunity   PBIS PLA50 – Child Care Subsidy In collaboration with Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, administer the provision of child care subsidy in the following priority area: At-risk populations participating...

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Parents as Teachers Expands Early Education in West Charlotte

The Y is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a $124,700 grant from the Vanguard Capital for Kids Program. Secured through the efforts of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, these funds will support the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program to provide 25...

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Charlotte, NC 28202