How to Apply for SY 2022-2023

Interested in applying for the 2022-2023 school year?

To be considered for Wake ThreeSchool for the 2022-23 school year, your child must be 3 years old on or before August 31, 2022.

Wake ThreeSchool is prioritized for families with low incomes (below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level) and the following priority groups:

  • Children with documented health or learning issues
  • Children with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
  • Children that speak a language other than English at home
  • Children with parents/guardians who are active-duty members of the armed forces

How to apply for SY 2022-2023:

1. Apply Online Here


2. Print the application and mail or fax it in

Choose your application to print:

You will need to attach this supporting information to your online or printed application:

  1. Copy of your child’s birth certificate (please note: If the child’s birth certificate is in another language other than English, please also submit a copy of the child’s passport) 
  2. Proof of residence* (current light/water bill and lease agreement or statement from homeowner)*Reside with another family?  Attach a notarized statement from the homeowner and a copy of their current light/water bill.
  3. Proof of all income: Please provide pay stubs for each employed family member/parent/guardian, child support, retirement, worker’s compensation, statement from supervisor, 2021 IRS 1040, unemployment/social security benefits letter or copies of all W-2s from 2021. (If you get paid weekly, submit four consecutive pay stubs; bi-weekly/twice monthly, submit two consecutive pay stubs; monthly, submit two full month pay stubs.) If “0” income is reported on your application, please click below to print a Wake ThreeSchool Statement of Zero Income form to complete and submit/attach with your application.
    Wake ThreeSchool Statement of Zero Income English
     Wake ThreeSchool Statement of Zero Income Spanish 

Additional Income Documentation Forms:

Wake ThreeSchool Statement of No Documentation of Income – English

Wake ThreeSchool Statement of No Documentation of Income –  Spanish

Wake ThreeSchool Employer Verification Form –  English

Wake ThreeSchool Employer Verification Form –  Spanish

    4.  Documentation of child’s additional needs (ex. parents in military service, developmental, educational, or chronic health concerns)

You can mail or fax your application AND supporting information (see list above) to:

Wake ThreeSchool Application Center
Wake County Smart Start
4901 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27606

Or Fax – 919-851-9530