Raising Awareness of The Importance of Early Childhood Development through a Spring Campaign May 2024

The Basics Mecklenburg is a community-based initiative focused on providing parents and caregivers with essential tools and resources to support the healthy development of young children.

Empowering Early Educators May 2024

In the heart of every community lies a group of unsung heroes: teachers.

Social-Emotional Learning April 2024

When my 3 boys were growing up, I wanted them to excel in academics, however any long car trip quickly reminded me that the skills that I most wanted are what we in the professional world call 'soft skills' or 'emotional intelligence' - to be able to share, listen to others, and self-regulate emotions to name just a few of them.

Helping Children Turn Five Ready to Thrive: Brain Awareness Week 2024 March 2024

Did you know it's Brain Awareness Week? This annual campaign is dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of the brain, and the importance of brain health.

Intentional Brain Growth - Intentional Pre-K February 2024

Your Child's Brain, Activate and Ignite Those Connections, Use It or Lose It by Age 5; these are slogans to live by.

Smart Start is a Proud Partner of The Meck Effect February 2024

In the wake of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, Mecklenburg County found itself in a pivotal moment of recovery.