On March 27, ten of Charlotte's most innovative and dynamic nonprofit entrepreneurs took the stage at Knight Theater where they each had three minutes to share their nonprofit's ideas, struggles and goals to a live audience and four judges. The event, called SEED20 OnStage, was hosted by Social Venture Partners and drew an audience of over 900 people and many more viewers who watched online.

One of the nonprofits featured that night was Cabarrus County nonprofit, Families First in Cabarrus County. Aurora Swain's pitch described the current struggles of low-income families in our community, and the impact their programs have had on the families they serve.
The Cabarrus Partnership for Children is currently accepting applications for its NC Pre-Kindergarten program, which provides high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible 4-year-olds in Cabarrus County. Child must be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2017.

Click here to determine eligibility and schedule an appointment to apply.
Is your child under 5 years old?  You may be eligible for one or more of these programs! 
  • NC Pre-Kindergarten
  • Cabarrus Bilingual Preschool
  • Smart Start Scholarship (Child Care Subsidy)
We are currently seeking 4 & 5 Star Child Care Centers to participate as providers for our Smart Start Scholarship Program. This program assists eligible families residing in Cabarrus County by providing child care financial assistance. Children in this program are ages 0-5.
The Cabarrus County Partnership for Children is soliciting proposals for contracted services to assist the Partnership's efforts in serving children ages 0-5 years and their families in Cabarrus County in fiscal years 2017-2019. Proposals are being accepted in the following areas:
  • Public Education - social media and marketing assistance
  • Evaluation - oversight and compliance of funded activities
  • Circle of Parents - facilitate parent support groups
The deadline for receipt of proposals is 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2017.
The Metrolina Early Childhood Collaborative (MECC) is excited to present a conference dedicated to individuals and groups who work with and for young children.

Friday, April 21 - 6pm-8pm | Wine & Cheese Reception
Google Fiber Space - 301 E 7th St., Charlotte, NC 28203

Saturday, April 22 - 8am-3pm | Keynotes & Workshops
UNC Charlotte Center City - 320 E 9th St., Charlotte, NC 28202
Besides being just plain fun, art provides children the opportunity to express themselves creatively and encourages development in all areas. We want to showcase some of the wonderful works being created by young artists (ages 8 and under) at programs in our area.

In celebration of the Week of the Young Child, the Cabarrus Rowan Stanly Association for the Education of Young Children is sponsoring the Annual Celebration for Children Art Show!
See what's happening on our social sites