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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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Wake County SmartStart receives a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation equipment grant! Read more

Now Accepting Wake Pre-K Applications for the 2015-16 school year Read more

Wake Pre-K Application Events will start in January Read more

The Division of Child Development and Early Education has posted the new market rates that will be effective January 1, 2015 Read more

Child Care Quality Study released by Wake County SmartStart Read more

Recent News:

WCSS receives $675,639 for Farm to Child Care Program from John Rex Endowment Read more

Smart Start Receives Clean Audit Report: 11th Consecutive Year Receiving a “Clean Bill” of Financial Health Read more

Video! Early Experiences Build Brain Architecture Read more