Smart Start is one of several non-profit agencies that serve the needs of children and their families housed in the Children and Family Services Center.

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Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

601 E. 5th St., Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28202

Phone: 704-377-6588
Fax: 704-377-1824


Children & Family Services Center - Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is located in The Children and Family Services building, in uptown Charlotte, on the corner of Fifth and Davidson Streets.



Our parking lot is adjacent to the building. You may obtain a parking access token from the security officer at the main lobby desk. However, be advised that this parking lot is often full and you may need to park at a metered spot nearby on the street. The cost of metered parking is $0.25 per 15 minutes.

There is another parking lot diagonally across from our building, in front of the Coliseum and the AT&T building beside us. Whenever that parking lot is not closed for a Coliseum event, parking is available there for $10 per day.