The Children's Alliance

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Early Childhood Resources

Did you know that in Mecklenburg County, less than 1/3 of children who are four years old have access to public pre-kindergarten? Decades of research have shown that pre-k learning makes a difference in the school readiness of children. Not just in the short-term to get children ready to succeed in school, but in the long-term as children grow up, seek to become employed and contribute to the strength of the economy. Now is the time for us to Pave the Way to Pre-K to ensure that all students are prepared to succeed when they reach kindergarten.

Please download the attached Communication Toolkit and visit PreKpavestheway.org to make the Pre-K Paves the Way Promise. We are counting on you to spread the message that we need voluntary, universal pre-k in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Please share with your networks today.

Social & Emotional Health

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A Community of Support for the Social & Emotional Health of Children Zero - Five

Mental health in young children is about healthy social and emotional development-the ability to experience, regulate and express emotions; form close interpersonal relationships; and explore the ir environment and learn. If you would like more information visit us online.

Latest News

Impact of Gun Violence on Youth 23.10.19 - REGISTRATION for Impact of Gun Violence on Youth As of 10/30 Charlotte's homi...
Raise the Age 19.03.19 - NC lawmakers ‘raised the age.’ Now they must pay for it In 2017, our legi...
Support Our Children through Our County Budget 19.09.18 - Once again it is budget season in Mecklenburg County.  Both the City and Coun...
Public Policy - HB514 11.06.18 - HB514 is Cause for Concern

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A Child's Place
Alexander Youth Network
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas
Care Ring
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Dept (CMPD)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS)
Child Care Resources Inc.
Children & Family Services Center
Children's Home Society of North Carolina
Communities In Schools
Council for Children's Rights
Department of Social Services (DSS)
Freedom School Partners
Guardian Ad Litem
Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte
Juvenile Court
Juvenile Court Judges (District Court)
Kids Need 2 Parents
Levine Children's Hospital
Mecklenburg County Children’s Developmental Services
Mecklenburg County Health Department
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
NC Department of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center
Right Moves for Youth
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County
Teen Health Connection
The Relatives, Inc.
Thompson Child & Family Focus
Safe Alliance
United Way of Central Carolinas
YMCA of Greater Charlotte
YWCA of Central Charlotte
Youth Villages