Partner Agencies

For the 2014 -2015 fiscal year, Wake County SmartStart is funding 12 local agencies (including WCSS) that offer a total of 23 dynamic programs to children, birth to 5, and their families. The chart below shows our community partner agencies and their funded programs.


Research shows that funding birth to five programs is the best way to maximize taxpayers' investments in education. Wake County SmartStart funds partners who provide services to children, birth to five, and who work to ensure quality childcare is accessible, children are safe and healthy, live in supportive environments and are ready for kindergarten. To the left, you will find a comprehensive list of Wake County SmartStart’s partners and their activities. 

Click here for a complete list of 2015-16 partners and program descriptions in English or Spanish.


The social, educational and economic benefits for investing in our future workforce are so clear that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a 2010 report saying, "Early childhood education has a tremendous impact on the national viability of the American dream."