Can You Help Provide 200 Boxes of Diapers to Local Families in Need? 

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

Preschool Sensory-Motor Development (2-5 years)

Workshop for PRESCHOOL Sensory-Motor DEVELOPMENT for children ages 2-5 years. TOPICS will include How children grow and explore their environment from 2-5 years including Fine motor development, Gross motor development and Sensory processing. This event is for parents, caregivers and professionals (adults only; no childcare available).

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Give your solar eclipse glasses a second chance!

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is proud to Support Astronomers without Borders and Explore Scientific in their quest to collect eclipse glasses to be sent to schools in South America and Asia when eclipses cross those continents in 2019. Young children are natural...

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Healthy Charlotte Get Involved

Charlotte Strong is designed to engage individuals, corporations and community constituents in FREE or donation based activities by creating a month long calendar of physical activities and events.  Participants can be anyone in the community.  We are all working...

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Your role in children’s healthy social/emotional development – Online course starts soon!

Supporting children’s healthy social and emotional development can have a big impact on their long-term success in school and beyond. Join us online for an engaging 10-lesson series from Exchange Press to explore strategies and new ideas to help you promote positive social/emotional development and address challenging behaviors in the classroom. This course is tailored to meet your experience level! You’ll identify your experience level and then complete activities designed to “meet you where you’re at” as an early childhood professional.

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Charlotte, NC 28202