Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to respond to the evolving Covid-19 environment. These times are challenging for everyone in our community, and we are committed to communicating important information to you as soon as we receive it so that you can plan ahead for your family.
MECK Pre-K Classrooms
MECK Pre-K is following the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools school calendar for the remainder of this program year. Therefore, MECK Pre-K classrooms will remain closed through the end of the year, June 9. We will continue to provide instruction to our families and children through remote e-learning through June 9.
When MECK Pre-K reopens, we will do so with the highest safety standards in mind. Before reopening, each center will need to complete a COVID-19 Child Care Provider Reopening Application with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This will verify that the centers are following new guidelines for health, screening and safety.
MECK Pre-K Offices
In the interest of the safety and health of our staff and families, MECK Pre-K offices are closed to the public until further notice. You can reach us by phone at (704) 943-9585 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will notify you as soon as we are able to reopen.
While the MECK Pre-K offices are closed to the public, we are still taking applications for the 2020-2021 school year. You can still submit applications and required documents for enrollment. Download the forms at https://meckprek.org/meck-pre-k-enrollment/, and submit them via email email@example.com or fax (704-377-1824). When submitting your documents, PLEASE add your child’s name in the subject line of the email or on the fax sheet so we can match it to your application.
If you are not able to download and print an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that an application be mailed to you. All screenings and in-person application drop offs are postponed.
As we monitor the Covid-19 situation, please continue to visit this website and follow us on social media at @MeckPreK for further information as details progress.
Child-Friendly Online Learning Resources for Families
If you have a pre-k child at home, you might be looking for activities to keep them learning. We recommend prioritizing hands-on and in-person activities for an optimal learning experience, but we also know that online activities can enhance and supplement these activities.
MECK Pre-K has compiled this great Resource Sheet with links to different educational resources, providing a mix of in-person and online activities to develop skills ranging from vocabulary to math to science to art. If you’re looking for more non-screen activities, here’s a list of 75 activities from our friends at Charlotte on the Cheap.
Covid-19 Resources from Smart Start
This page from the Smart Start website provides a platform for the latest news, guidance, and resources, as well as keeping you updated on ways that you can take action to support families and the early childhood system.
Mental Health Support for Childcare Professionals
Recognizing the impact that stress, anxiety, and trauma can have in our lives, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Psychological Foundation have launched a helpline to connect front line workers to licensed mental health professionals. The Hope4Healers Helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling (919) 226-2002. All calls will be confidential. Click here for a printable flyer about this service.