Kindergarten Readiness

To most effectively target our resources in the area of kindergarten readiness, Wake County SmartStart focuses on areas of child development that contribute to school success. Children’s developmental levels of oral language communication and social interactions with peers and adults lay the foundation from which a child can learn and grow. As such, Wake County SmartStart supports community programs which encourage the development of verbal communication skills and appropriate social interaction in children.

428 child care providers reported an increase in knowledge as a result of  technical assistance and educational opportunities available to them.




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."