System Improvement and Public Engagement

Wake County Smart Start

Address

Wake County Smart Start
System Improvement and Public Engagement
4901 Waters Edge Drive
Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27606

Phone

(919) 851-9550

System Improvement and Public Engagement staff work with community stakeholders to strengthen and support the early childhood system of care and education. Strategies include outreach and engagement efforts to improve knowledge and access, program and resource alignment, coordinated referrals, and data sharing.

NEXT STEP

If you are interested in Wake County Smart Start’s community outreach work, please contact Nikki McDougald or call 919-851-9550.

MANAGING AGENCY

System Improvement and Public Engagement is funded and managed by Wake County Smart Start.

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