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Smart Start at Home PDF Print Email
Thursday, 03 March 2011 00:00

Two Mom’s One Goal

Charlotte Anychild at Smart Start at HomeSmart Start at Home has provided family support in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community for 10 years. This program provides first-time mothers individualized, in-home prenatal, parenting and case management services through their child’s first 3 years. The goal of the Smart Start at Home program is to reduce risk factors for poor health and safety by empowering families, encouraging healthy lifestyles, enhancing family functioning and improving access to early intervention, healthcare and social services. The program is free to first time mothers (parents) who are residents of Mecklenburg County.



Community Conversation - Stand Up for Our Children PDF Print Email
Monday, 07 February 2011 00:00

"What we do to children they will do to society" Dr. Karl Menninger

I've been personally charge to raise two small future Charlotteans. And by luck I am in a job where I am involved in looking out for all small Charlotteans.

I joined many passionate community members early this morning to be apart of a Community Conversation concerning Early Education. Our focus, the future of Bright Beginnings, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) public pre-school. The pending vote to cut $10 million from the Bright Beginnings program is tomorrow night.

Top CMS Budget Questions Answered PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 00:00

Everytime a new article or news story come out concerning the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) 2011-2012 budget cuts, I see the same comments again and again. Cut the entire central office, turn off CMS TV, use the lottery money. So are they listening?

Five Ways to Make a Difference PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:00

The Larry King Center of Council for Children's Rights has recently launched a community planning process focused on school readiness. The goal is to develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure all children in Mecklenburg County enter school ready to succeed. This means that children enter school with intellectual, social, emotional and physical assets that lead to school success and that our community makes young children a top priority across all sectors.


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