Pre-K Information for Child Care Facilities

Wake County SmartStart      NC Pre-K     

Wake County SmartStart (WCSS) uses the DCDEE NC Pre-K Standardized Site Selection Process to choose and approve sites for participation in the NC Pre-K Program. Sites for the 2014/15-2015/16 contract have been selected. It is anticipated that our next WCSS Site Selection process will begin in early spring of 2016. All 4-and 5- star programs will receive notification when the site application is available.  

For more information, please see the DCDEE website.


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."