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May 22 2019
WCSS Executive Committee
WCSS Conference Room, 4901 Waters Edge Dr., Ste. 101

This is a standing board committee meeting.  For more information, contact Nancy Peck (919) 723-9275 or email npeck@wakesmartstart.org

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May 23 2019
Wake Pre-K Walk-In Application Event
Wake County Smart Start, 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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May 27 2019
Memorial Day

WCSS offices are closed.

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NIEER Report Calls for Increased NC Pre-K Funding & Expanded Access

As Wake County’s NC Pre-K administrators, we support this call to enroll more children in this high quality, life-changing program!
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May Building Blocks: SPRING into Gardening!

Tips and advice for gardening with children – at home and in the classroom!

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The Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$ Program is Here!

Teachers who work full-time with infants, ones, and twos, apply now!

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May Early Childhood News: Raising Babies in Wake

What does it take to prepare a child for school and life in Wake County?

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