Greetings from Smart Start of Mecklenburg County! I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying a fun start to the holiday season with friends and family.
Original Article by Alexandria Sands | November 14, 2022 At a time when Charlotte-Mecklenburg student performance lags, the state's highest court has nudged forward a remedial education plan with an estimated $278 million for the local school system.
At Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, the month of November is special to us for many reasons.
A2i is an evidence-based platform designed to help teachers and instructional coaches make data-informed decisions about how to use their existing curriculum and instructional time to meet each child's individual needs in regards to literacy learning.
The calendar has flipped from from summer to fall.
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Original Article by Michelle Boudin September 1, 2022 CHARLOTTE, N.
We measure success by our positive impact on the families and community we serve.
Amid the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Mecklenburg County has continued to mail children enrolled in the Charlotte area a free, high-quality, age-appropriate book to their house every month.
In FY21-22, WAGE$ was a funding partnership between Smart Start of Mecklenburg County (SSMC) and the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).
Last year, the U.
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How to prepare your child for pre-kindergarten.
The Basics Mecklenburg and Atrium Health have a great history of partnering together to bring early education materials and resources to children and families.
Tuesday was graduation day for some of Mecklenburg County's youngest students the children finishing pre-K.
Summer is just getting started but parents of young children should already be thinking about the start of next school year because starting pre-K or kindergarten can be a big adjustment.
Literacy is one of Smart Start of Mecklenburg County's focus areas, to ensure children are prepared for kindergarten.
Each year we celebrate #TeacherThankYouWeek during the first full week of June.
Providence Preparatory School (PPS) provides an extraordinary early childhood education experience.
For more than 50 years, Kaplan Early Learning Company has been a champion for play.
First National Bank (FNB), the largest subsidiary of F.
Some families in North Carolina are facing challenges accessing infant formulas.
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is known for allocating state, county, and private funds to local early childhood serving agencies.
For the past couple of years, readers of newsletters like these have been accustomed to the doom and gloom opening letter.
Pre-kindergarten (also known as pre-K or PK) is an educational program for 4- and 5-year-olds.
Founded in 2013, the Diaper Bank of North Carolina (DBNC) has advanced its vision that every family in North Carolina will have access to basic necessities to support their dignity, health, and quality of life.
North Carolina's future depends on our children today.
The Treasury Department allocated $215 million in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds to Mecklenburg County.
Registration is now open for MECK Pre-K.
We are in the midst of Black History Month, a time where we celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history.
February is Family Support Awareness Month.
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is known for its allocation of state, county, and private funds to local early childhood serving agencies.
Smart Start is accepting program applications for the FY22-23 funding cycle.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is available to children in over 2,000 communities across the world, including Mecklenburg County.