The Mecklenburg Partnership for Children, better known as Smart Start of Mecklenburg County, is a private, nonprofit partnership that funds local programs for children ages birth to five and their families.
Our Partnership with Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
Unlike partnerships in other counties, Smart Start of Mecklenburg has very few in house programs. Instead, Smart Start funds local programs managed by other agencies in the community, in the areas of health, family support, and early care and education.
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte's Parents As Teachers (PAT) Program provides case management and educational support using the evidence-based Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum for parents. Services include: group meetings, home visits, leadership training, high quality child care and referrals to community resources.