top of page


Happy preschool aged children pose for fun photo while laying on their backs.

As parents and providers, we understand that navigating the process of evaluating, selecting, and applying for the right program for your child can be overwhelming at times. That's why, at Nana's Place, we strive to simplify the steps when we can. Below, you'll find quick links to guide you through every step of the process but we're always a phone call or email away should you need assistance. Also, stay tuned for more resources to be added soon.

Looking for a particular resource? Submit your request using our Contact Form and we'll do our best to guide you in the right direction if we don't have what you need.


Smart Start of Mecklenburg County



NC PreK Applications

Application Process for Move-Ups/Recruits


All applicants to the Pre-K program must come through the same process. The link to our online application is on the Pre-K department page and is listed below:


Parents will need to complete the online application first and upload all documents. Once this is completed they will receive an invitation for a virtual screening. Once the screening has been completed, parents will be instructed to check their family dashboard for placement.


Meck PreK Enrollment


Smart Start  of Mecklenburg County logo.
Meck Pre K  logo. Click for enrollment information.
Pre K Program - Bright Beginnings Application  Information Sheet

Won't be 4 yrs old by  Aug. 31 deadline?

Enroll in our 3+ year-old program

Imaginative play at a childcare center or preschool.  Photo by T. Toochinda

Want to know what's
on the menu?

Click the image to learn more.

Healthy and wholesome meal options  offered at Nana's Place Learning Center.

 Nana's Place Learning Center is an amazing daycare learning center for children.  Nana's came to us highly recommended and we highly recommend them to you!


...We have remained in touch with what we consider to be not just friends but family. We are certain that the same type of relationship will be enjoyed by all that engage with them and their fine services."

Former Mayor  Patrick and Trenna Cannon

Our oldest daughter, Kiersten, started at Nana’s when she was only a year old. The daily instruction she received from age 1 to age 5 was relevant and rigorous. When she graduated from Nana’s Place she was well prepared for her kindergarten year. She was extremely successful... 

... at Nana’s Place, she was taught how to think critically and problem-solve which strengthened her in the areas of Science and Math. We attribute Kiersten’s success to the foundation she received at Nana’s Place.

Dwight and Alicia Hash

...With the set routine, dedicated staff/teachers, and structure of the school, I see a huge improvement. Kaleb has enjoyed participating in school programs, field trips, and Spanish class, and most importantly, is so excited about writing his letters/numbers and quoting his Bible Verses.


He is definitely on the right path to success. I have to say, that I attribute most of his success to this point to the strong foundation that Nana’s Place has provided... Thank you so much for all that you do.

The Spears

bottom of page