“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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Jul 27 2016
Executive Committee
Wake County SmartStart, 4901 Waters Edge Drive, Lower Level Conference Room #101, Raleigh, NC 27606

This is a standing Board committee. For more information about this committee, please contact Nancy Peck at (919) 723-9275 or

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Jul 27 2016
Wake Connections Advisory Committee
Contact Sasha Gomez for location

Community advisory group for the Wake Connections system and Community of Practice for Wake County home visiting programs. Open

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Jul 28 2016
Young Child Mental Health Collaborative Meeting
Wake County SmartStart, 4901 Waters Edge Drive, Lower Level Conference Room #101, Raleigh, NC 27606
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Latest Updates

Parents and Families: Babies’ First Teachers

Home is where the heart is — and where learning for a lifetime begins. Help your baby learn and grow!
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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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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to support young children through volunteer efforts. Visit our Volunteer Page to get started!
 

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Early Childhood Resources Partner Networking Fair

Register today to attend the Fair for professionals to be held Wednesday, July 20th 9-11 AM at Marbles Kids Museum.

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