Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Awards Four New Innovative Grants

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MECK PRE-K IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

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

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EFFECTIVE JULY 1,2021

GPS Will Serve Children With Special Health Care Needs Ages 0-3. Families Enrolled With CDSA Transitioning to CMS Will Be Eligible.

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

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GivingTuesday 2020

Six Things to Know About GivingTuesday What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and unity. Now in its twelfth year, GivingTuesday is recognized as an opportunity for people and communities to come together in the spirit of generosity. The first...

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MeckBetterTogether

Mecklenburg County's Department of Social Services (DSS) has teamed up with community partners to launch MeckBetterTogether.  This initiative was created to maximize the efforts of child and family caring agencies to support families and focus on the safety and...

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Did you know that one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese? Being overweight or obese can put kids at risk later in life for diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers. It’s not too late for the child in your life, though! We want to give you the information you need to help keep your family healthy. Here are a few ideas for the entire family getting started on the road to better health.

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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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