Families

Programs That Help Your Child and Your Family

There are many early childhood programs for children ages birth to five in Wake County. Some programs will take place in your home and some are programs to which you will travel. Learn more about these programs below.
Programs that come to your home:
Programs in the community:

All Programs for Families

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent–as well as treat–behavioral and emotional problems in children by creating family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.

NC Pre-Kindergarten

NC Pre-K provides children with a high-quality classroom program to help four-year olds get ready for Kindergarten. Children attend Pre-K for 6.5 hours each day, Monday through Friday.

School Readiness Services for Hispanic Children

School Readiness Services for Hispanic Children & Families serves Hispanic families with young children in Wake County. It is a multifaceted program that builds early literacy skills, and provides screenings, information and referrals.

Wake Connections

Wake Connections is a coordinated intake and referral system that connects families with high quality home-based programs.

The Nurturing Program for Spanish Speaking Families

This 15-week family education program blends child-rearing information with social supports to strengthen Spanish-speaking families living in Wake County.

Supporting School Readiness

The Supporting School Readiness Program works with children and their families in the year prior to entry into kindergarten.

Social/Emotional Interventions for Young Children

SecurePath is a comprehensive mental health service for young children in Wake County that is provided at the child’s home or preschool.

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) services are offered to children from birth to age 5 who need help preparing for success in school.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurse home visitors.

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

HIPPY is a FREE 3-year, home-based, early childhood education program that supports parents while providing solutions that strengthen families.

Child Care Subsidy Program

The Wake County Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance to parents for their child care needs for families based on an assessment of need, income and family size.