Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is a Charlotte-based non-profit that funds local programs for children ages birth to five and their families. The organization is a catalyst for improving the lives of the 85,000+ young children in our community, with a focus on health, family, early education, and literacy. We mobilize resources and forge partnerships to support evidence-based policies, practices, and programs to ensure all children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.
- Smart Start was established in 1993 as a state-wide public/private partnership to help North Carolina children, under the leadership of then Governor Jim Hunt.
- Smart Start of Mecklenburg County impacts the 85,000 children ages 0-5 in our community.
- Our vision is all children in Mecklenburg County enter kindergarten healthy & ready to succeed.