The Basics Mecklenburg

 The Basics are five fun, simple, and powerful ways that every family can give every child a great start in life.

80% of brain growth happens during the first three years of life.

Science shows that 80% of brain growth happens by the age of three! Beginning from birth, young brains develop like little muscles. They get bigger and stronger the more you and your family interact with your child. The Basics are for everyone: parents, grandparents, and other family and friends who care for children ages 0-3.

The Basics Mecklenburg

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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

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.

Blog and Personal Stories

Blog and Personal Stories

Welcome! Families that are dealing with ASD have a unique journey.  This journey is often difficult, but often funny as well.  In this section, GPS invites our readers and families to share their personal stories of trials and success.  This is your opportunity to...

Happy Birthday, Junior League of Charlotte!

Happy Birthday, Junior League of Charlotte!

The Junior League of Charlotte, Inc., (JLC) is celebrating their 95th anniversary! To honor this occasion, the JLC will initiate a diaper drive for their 95 Hours of Continuous Service Campaign running November 15 - 19. Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is thrilled to...

Encouraging Children to Wear Masks

Encouraging Children to Wear Masks

In our current pandemic environment, face masks have become an everyday norm.  Even as an adult, it can be challenging at time to wear a mask for prolonged periods of time, but these challenges are even greater for the youngest members of the community, especially...