Update: August 2, 2021
Hours & Operating Information
MECK Pre-K offices are open and serving visitors. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Staff can be reached at info@MeckPreK.org or 704-943-9585.
MECK Pre-K classrooms will operate on a normal schedule with in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year.
Health & Safety Information
MECK Pre-K continues to monitor the current health situation and consult with officials from Mecklenburg County, the NC Division of Public Health and the NC Department of Health and Human Services. If you have general questions about the Coronavirus, contact the Mecklenburg County Health Department Public Health Hotline (980-314-9400) available Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. You may also visit their website at mecknc.gov/COVID-19.
To ensure the safety of children, families, teachers and providers, MECK Pre-K has made the following changes:
- MECK Pre-K leadership is having regular operational/health/policy check-ins with State and Local Departments of Health and Human Services, Mecklenburg County, Smart Start Leadership and Child Care Resources staff.
- MECK Pre-K is working with providers to ensure that they adhere to required NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) health and safety protocols.
- MECK Pre-K and providers are providing regular communications to enrolled families about COVID-19 safety.
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.