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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
With just a couple of clicks you can help us get the items we need to keep doing our critical work! Since schools closed in March due to COVID-19, over 1.2 billion children have been displaced from classrooms globally. From a local perspective, this means many...
Scientific research shows that preventative measures such as hand washing and wearing cloth coverings over the nose and mouth are effective ways to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities by lowering risk of exposure to COVID-19. That’s why on June...
Special Announcement!MECK Pre-K is hosting socially distant registration events for June! They offer high-quality pre-kindergarten available to qualified children. It is County-funded and FREE of charge.
A sound, basic education begins at birth. The court in Leandro has affirmed what educators and the early childhood community know: “a high-quality early foundation for learning is critical for later success in school and beyond.” To meet its obligations, the state...
Virtual Weekly Sessions Thursdays | 10am - 12pm* *Beginning October 1While a child’s autism diagnosis can rock the world of young families, connecting with other parents who are facing similar issues can be an incredible help. Join Amy DeShazo, Autism Coordinator of...
To raise awareness for literacy issues that exist within our own community as well as globally, we invite you to join us in celebration of International Literacy Day, September 8. Each day, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL), a funded program of Smart Start of...
Each Child. Every Neighborhood.
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
601 E. 5th Street, Suite 500
Charlotte, NC 28202