Wake County SmartStart will be closed on Nov. 26 & Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The office will reopen Monday, Nov. 30 at 8:30 AM

The NC Pre-K team will be holding walk-in application events every Thursday from 1 to 4 P.M. at:

Wake County SmartStart
4901 Waters Edge Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606


The events will take place in the 2nd floor conference room - follow the signs. If your child is 4, or will be 4 by August 31st, 2015, consider completing an application. To make sure that your child has an opportunity to be considered for placement in a Pre-K setting, please bring the following:

  • A copy of the child's birth certificate.
  • Documentation of Wake County residency such as a current utility bill. If living with another family, please ask that family to provide a copy of a current utility bill and a letter (signed and dated with contact information) stating that you are residing with them.
  • Documentation of ALL family income.
More information and a copy of the application can be found here. You can also call our offices at (919) 851-9550 and speak to an NC Pre-K staff member. 

At Wake County SmartStart, we are working to ensure that Wake County children, birth to 5, are successful in school and in life.
As a community we only have 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows for the first day of kindergarten. We believe early childhood investments are essential to our future prosperity and invite you to join us in our mission and work. Together we can make a tremendous impact! 


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