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Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know that if you log into your account through AmazonSmile and enter Mecklenburg Partnership for Children as the organization, you are helping us raise money for the children of Mecklenburg County!
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Smart Start every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at , you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that the AmazonSmile  Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Smart Start. It is seriously as simple as that! Just log in through the above website instead of Please share with all of your friends and family and help us earn through the  AmazonSmile  Foundation!
NODA Brewing Company continues to be one of Smart Start's biggest supporters! and this Monday (Dec, 11th) they will be hosting a You Drink, We Donate ( #YDWD ) that will benefit The Dolly Parton Imgination Library of Mecklenburg County and Smart Start !

$1 from each draft beer sold in the tap room between the hours of 4 to 9pm will be donated to  Smart Start of Mecklenburg County  for the  Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Mecklenburg County program! 

This YDWD is in conjunction with the  Brews & Books Fundraising Campaign ! For every $30 that you donate (which provides one child books for a year), you'll be entered to win a ticket for an awesome raffle prize (a night's stay at a local hotel, a gift card to a local restaurant and some other great goodies)!

While you're grabbing a few brews and supporting the cause, stick around because  TIN Kitchen  will also be on site for dinner!

Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes
A comprehensive review of research on several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest impact on young children's academic and social skills. The review helps untangle a complicated knot of factors that affect young children.
"High quality preschool is one of the most effective means of preparing all children to succeed in school," said  Margaret Burchinal , senior research scientist at the  Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "However, this review of research indicates the need to expand our definitions of quality."
Triple P Parenting Tip of the Month
Give your child lots of descriptive praise when they do something that you would like to see more of, e.g., “Thank you for doing what I asked straight away.“

Join our FREE Monthly GPS Parent Workshop For Families of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 
Funded Program
Early Childhood Intervention at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center provides early identification,
referral and enrollment of children aged birth to 36-months with developmental
delays and established medical conditions in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
County area. Services are offered at all three Novant Hospital locations.

Early Childhood Intervention
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-384-4000

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County administers approximately $13 million a year in state and private funds to programs serving children birth to age five, their families, and their caregivers in Mecklenburg County. 

Thank You!

Thank You for all you do to Ensure that ALL Children in Mecklenburg County Enter School Healthy and Ready to Succeed!