Ballantyne Contributes to Smart Start’s Early Brain Development Campaign December 2019

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 10, 2019) Northwood Office has a made a significant contribution to Smart Start of Mecklenburg County (SSMC) on behalf of its tenants and customers in Ballantyne this holiday season.

#GivingTuesdayCLT November 2019

Help Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Raise $5,000 Donate between November 19 and December 3 to help us provide books to young children.

Share CHARLOTTE Highlights Smart Start’s Early Care and Education September 2019

Wondering why early childhood education is so important? Check out our feature on WBTV with Share Charlotte to learn more about MECK Pre-K and to discover how you can support this important initiative in our community.

Business Smart. Family Friendly. Future Ready. August 2019

  Presenting Family Forward NC   October 1, 2019 8:30am-10:00am The Duke Endowment (800 E Morehead St.

Smart Start featured on Wilson’s World August 2019

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County was featured on WCCB-TV's Wilson's World on August 7, 2019.

Autism Support Workshop: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders June 2019

Mealtimes can be stressful for families! During the first 5 years of life, 20% of children struggle with some type of feeding issue.

Bank of America Donates $1M to MECK Pre-K March 2019

Did you hear?? On May 7, Bank of America announced a $1 million donation to MECK Pre-K to provide scholarships at UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College for students to become Pre-K teachers.

2019-2021 Governor’s Recommended Budget Invests in Early Learning and Development March 2019

"Investing in Early Learning and Development Invests more than $95 million from 2019-2021 in early education and child development.

“Implementation Progress Report” Shows Progress on Early Childhood Education March 2019

"This implementation report charts progress toward ensuring that all children birth to five in Mecklenburg County have access to high-quality early childhood education to: foster equal opportunity among children to learn, grow, and thrive; and promote economic opportunity regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or income.

Chairman Dunlap Delivers State of the County Address March 2019

"Decades of research has shown that pre-kindergarten makes a difference in school readiness not just in the short-term by preparing children for kindergarten, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed, and contribute to the strength of the economy.

Benefits of Pre-K Do Not Fade with Age January 2019

"The findings are clear: The more funding that North Carolina invests for NC Pre-K (and Smart Start), the better children will fare as they get older.

Healthy Futures Starts at Home January 2019

The Healthy Futures program is taking requests for their Healthy Futures Starts at Home workshop for your center's parents.