Ready for Pre-Kindergarten?

If you haven’t already applied for Pre-K in Wake County, now is the time. Limited openings are still available.

Pre-K provides a classroom learning experience for children the year before they go to kindergarten. If your child is 4, or will be 4 by August 31st, 2015, please consider completing a Pre-K Application at our Back to School Pre-K Application Event on Tuesday, July 28th between 1 and 4 P.M. at Wake County SmartStart located at 4901 Waters Edge Drive in Raleigh.

Our application team will be in the upstairs conference room ready to assist families with completion of a Pre-K 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.

The Wake Pre-K Application center is housed at Wake County SmartStart in partnership with the following agencies:     


At Wake County SmartStart, we are working to ensure Wake County children, birth to five, 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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