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Dec 13 2018
Wake Pre-K Walk-In Application Event
Wake County Smart Start

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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Dec 20 2018
Wake Pre-K Walk-In Application Event
Wake County Smart Start

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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Dec 24 2018
Winter Break
Wake County Smart Start, 4901 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC, 27606

WCSS offices are closed.

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Latest Updates

Fiscal Monitoring RFP

WCSS is currently seeking CPA firms to submit for our open Fiscal Monitoring RFP.

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WCSS Launches Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

Registration is open for ANY child under five years old living in Wake County to receive FREE books!

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December 2018 Newsletter Released!

Check out this month’s issue of our Building Blocks newsletter!

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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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