Wake County SmartStart releases FY 2012-2013 Annual Report

We are excited to share this report of our work to the community. This work reflects the efforts of our board, staff, community partners and volunteers. We would not have been able to accomplish this progress without their engagement - and the support of our funders and donors.

 WCSS funded 16 community programs at nine partner agencies to create a brighter future for young children. Here are some of the highlights of the Annual Report:

  • 75% of young children enrolled in child care benefited from WCSS’s investments in raising the quality of their care.
  • 6% of Wake’s infants and toddlers received specialized support for their development - up from 1% in 2001.
  • Today, nearly 75% of all children in child care are in high quality programs – 3 times higher than in 2001.
  • Five times as many children participate in the NC Pre-Kindergarten program than did ten years ago. Research shows its value, but no one says it better than a WCPSS Kindergarten teacher: “My students who have been in NC Pre-K are some of the highest scoring children in class! What a beneficial program.”

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WCSS Annual Report, 2012-13

 For detailed information on our funded partners’ program outcomes and their effectiveness, please review WCSS’s Program Evaluation Report.


At Wake County SmartStart, we are working to ensure Wake County children, birth to five, are successful in school and in life. As a community, we only have 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows for the first day of kindergarten. We believe early childhood investments are essential to our future prosperity and invite you to join us in our mission and work. Together, we can make a tremendous impact!



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