Safe & Healthy Environments
A nurturing environment directly affects a child’s healthy development, as it influences a child’s brain architecture. As such, all children have the right to live in nurturing environments, safe from fear, and to have access to the health care, mental health services, dental care and preventive services they need to thrive and grow into healthy, productive and independent adults. It is for these reasons Wake County SmartStart supports partner agencies which offer early intervention services, preventive medical care, parenting support groups, and parenting classes and home visits.
428 child care providers reported an increase in knowledge as a result of technical assistance and educational opportunities available to them.