• Welcome to Project Enlightenment!

    Project Enlightenment is an early childhood education and prevention program of the Wake County Public School System for young children birth through kindergarten.

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    Calling all of those that have or work with young children! Whether you're a parent, educator, or advocate for our little ones, we want to hear from you! Help us plan workshops for next year by sharing your insights in this quick survey. Thank you for your invaluable input! 

    Project Enlightenment Parent and Teacher Workshop Survey


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  • FREE Developmental Screenings at East Wake Education Foundation!

    Free developmental screenings for young children 3 to 5 years of age and not yet eligible for Kindergarten living in Wake County will occur at East Wake Education Foundation monthly. Please call 919-694-8993 or scan the QR code on the screening flyer to schedule an appointment. 


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  • The Parent Teacher Resource Center (PTRC): The Parent Teacher Resource Center is open Monday through Fridays from 8am until 5pm year round. Drop by and check out the wonderful library full of resources, including books for young children birth through kindergarten age and the adults in their lives. Wake County residents can check out books for a three-week period, but anyone is welcome to visit and browse our shelves. If you have questions or would like more information, email ptrc@wcpss.net or call 919.694.8990.


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  • The Ready to Learn Program: Ready to Learn is offering FREE in-person sessions for young children ages 18 months-5 years old (and not age-eligible for kindergarten) and their families that live in Wake County. Opportunities are available for children and their families to participate together in FUN, interactive activities at home that include music and movement, arts and crafts, storytimes, and more! See the Ready to Learn Flyer for more information. If you are interested, email rtl@wcpss.net and a Ready to Learn Facilitator will contact you as soon as possible.


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  • Parent Counseling In-Person or Virtual Services: Parenting young children can be challenging at any time particularly now. Parent Counseling can occur in-person or virtually and is available for Wake County families with young children birth through five years of age. Please call 919-694-8991 to schedule an appointment. See the Parent Services flyer for more information.


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  • Screening Service for Young Children: Concerned about your child's development? Learn more about Developmental Screening 



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Upcoming for Parents


    Parent Workshops for those that have young children birth through five years of age are available for the 2023-2024 year. Please click here to download a brochure!

Upcoming for Teachers


    Teacher Workshops for educators that work with young children birth through kindergarten age are available for 2023-2024. Please click here to download the brochure. 

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