Family Programs

The Challenge
Many families lack the necessary resources to optimally raise their young children. Adolescent parents, adults with poor English literacy, first-time parents, and parents who were former foster children have specific needs for support and information to help them prepare their children for school success.

How We Help
Smart Start provides family support programs to address these basic needs.

Family Education and Support

Family Education and Support

6800 St. Peters Lane
Matthews, NC 28105
704-376-7180
Provides a series of education classes, support groups and community referrals to parents of children ages birth to five utilizing the Making Parenting a Pleasure (0-2), the Incredible Years: BASIC Parent Training Program (3-5), and the Circle of ...
Infant Toddler Family Support and Education Program

Infant Toddler Family Support and Education Program

3115 Kalynne St.
Charlotte, NC 28208
704-391-0600
Using the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum model, the bilingual parent educator will provide: 1)home visits 2)regular group meetings 3)annual developmental screenings and functional assessments, and 4)referrals to community resources provided to ...
Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership

601 E. 5th St., Suite 140
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-375-0172
Improves the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income, first-time parents and their children by providing intensive parenting education and support. Mothers receive home visits from registered nurses beginning prior to the 28th week of ...
Resource & Referral

Resource & Referral

4600 Park Rd., Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-348-2181
Helps families select quality early care and education that meet their needs and preferences. Parents are informed about child development issues, quality indicators, program options and features. Offers referrals to programs and providers, financial ...
Safe Journey’s Parents as Teachers

Safe Journey’s Parents as Teachers

601 E. 5th St., Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-943-9432
Provides case management, and educational support using the Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) curriculum to adolescent parents, including program graduates receiving Safe Journey Scholarships, who are continuing their education. Services include: group...
Smart Start Healthy Families Mecklenburg

Smart Start Healthy Families Mecklenburg

249 Billingsly Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211
704-336-5074
Offers first-time mothers individualized, in-home prenatal, parenting, and case management services through their child’s first 3 years. The goal is to reduce risk factors for poor health and safety by empowering families, encouraging healthy ...
YMCA Parents as Teachers

YMCA Parents as Teachers

3045 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
704-716-6334
Empowers Latino parents living in Mecklenburg County by offering a comprehensive, family-centered package of services to improve the capacity of parents to support, nurture, and guide their children using the Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum to ...