Project Enlightenment, Wake County Public Schools

501 S. Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 856-7774
(919) 508-0810 (fax)

Parents as Teachers Home Program

Based on a nationally-recognized model, Parents as Teachers (PAT) services are offered to children birth to 5 years who are at risk for school failure. The program includes monthly or bi-weekly home visits, family education groups, periodic screening and referrals to other resources.

Supporting School Readiness

Through Supporting School Readiness, children are offered the opportunity to attend a part-day, week-long summer enrichment program at an elementary school site during the year prior to their kindergarten entry. The program Includes up to five monthly playgroups which focus on social/personal skills and development of oral language and school readiness skills.


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."