Kindergarten Readiness


Goal 3: Children are healthy and developmentally ready for school.

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.






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."