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.

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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.

MeckBetterTogether

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...