“Brains are built, not born.”

-Dr. Jack Shonkoff, Harvard University

$1 invested TODAY in early learning saves $7 in future spending.

The number of children under 5 in high-quality child care has tripled since 2001.

Children enrolled in early education programs are less likely to be placed in special education programs.

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    Locate resources to build professional skill and enhance the quality of services you deliver to young children.

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    Learn why EVERYONE has a stake in early childhood education…and find out how YOU can make a difference.

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Dec 15 2016
Wake Pre-K Walk-In Application Event
Wake County SmartStart, 4901 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Wake Pre-K offers parents this walk-in event where families of children turning age four

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Dec 22 2016
Young Child Mental Health Collaborative Meeting
Wake County SmartStart, lower level conference room
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Dec 22 2016
Wake Pre-K Walk-In Application Event
Wake County SmartStart, 4901 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Wake Pre-K offers parents this walk-in event where families of children turning age four

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Latest Updates

Welcoming the 2016-2017 Slate of Officers

Join us as we celebrate the newly elected officers, re-elected members, and new members of the WCSS Board of Directors.

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Duke Studies the Virtues of Preschool

Investing in early learning… it works and it’s worth it! New research from Duke shows that programs like NC Pre-K give children a leg up on education and help to close the learning gap.

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Volunteer with WCSS

Looking to make a difference for young children in our community? Need a place to start? Visit our Volunteer Bank for project ideas that you can do individually, with your colleagues or faith/civic group.

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Apply for Wake Pre-K Every Thursday – No Appointment Needed

WCSS hosts a walk-in application event every Thursday from 2-4 P.M. at our office. Bring your application and required documents.
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