In February 2019, Mecklenburg County, NC published a report about progress toward implementing its 2017 five-point plan to support more access to early education.  As part of the program, the County Commissioners approved $6 million in funding for child care subsidy and $9 million for public pre-k. These efforts have helped expand access to public pre-k for about 600 children in 33 MECK Pre-K classrooms located throughout child care centers in the County. Read more.