“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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Aug 4 2016
Wake Pre-K Walk-In Application Event
Wake County SmartStart, 4901 Waters Edge Drive, Upstairs Training Room #204, Raleigh, NC 27606

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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Aug 9 2016
20th Anniversary Planning Committee
Wake County SmartStart, 4901 Waters Edge Drive, Lower Level Conference Room #101, Raleigh, NC 27606

For more information about this committee, please contact Phyllis Barbour at (919) 723-9271 or pbarbour@wakesmartstart.org

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Aug 9 2016
Wake LICC
Wake County SmartStart, 4901 Waters Edge Drive, Upstairs Training Room #204, Raleigh, NC 27606

Wake LICC (Local Interagency Coordinating Council) is a collaborative partnership of parents & professionals promoting an effective Early Intervention system

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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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