Wake County SmartStart is now accepting applications for Wake County Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) programs including NC Pre-K, Title I and Head Start

What is Wake Pre-K? Read all about it.

Does your child qualify? Click here to find out. 

Need the application? Here it is!

Did you know:

  • Pre-K helps narrow the skills gap present among children in 3rd grade by 1/3.
  • Children in Pre-K exceed normal expectations for the rate of developmental growth.
  • Investing in early childhood education increases graduation rates up to 44%.


The Wake Pre-K Application center is housed at Wake County SmartStart in partnership with the following agencies:
     


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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Announcements:

WCSS releases Annual Report during NC's Month of the Young Child. Read more

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

Click here for the dates and locations for all Wake Pre-K Application Events Read more

Child Care Quality Study released by Wake County SmartStart Read more

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Duke University Study: Quality early childhood programs reduce costly special education later. Read more

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