Early Childhood Research

Review the following links to learn more about the importance of early childhood development and education.

North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC)
National Institute for Early Education Research
Journal of Early Childhood Research
Frameworks Institude: Talking About Early Childhood Development
NAEYC: Early Childhood Research Quarterly


WCSS Annual Report, 2012-13

AT A GLANCE - See the following 2012-13 statistics

  • The average cost of child care for an infant in a 5-star center is $1,200 per month.
  • There are approximately 589 licensed child care facilities in Wake County.
  • There are more than 19,000 children in licensed child care in Wake County.
  • Over 1,400 children and their families received services to support kindergarten readiness, parenting skills, familiy literacy, and child social and emotional development.
  • 1,210 children participated in the NC Pre-Kindergarten program.
  • 5,800 home visits provided parent education, child assessments and referral information to participants
  • Nearly 50% of all child care centers in the county received consultation or training from WCSS funded programs.