Ready to Learn Centers

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    Facts about the Ready to Learn Centers

    This program is available for young children 18 months through age 5 (before they are Kindergarten eligible) and their parents/caregivers who are residents of Wake County.

    RTL centers are located in elementary schools throughout Wake County and provide weekly parent-child interactive sessions. Sessions may include: 

    • Parent-Toddler Activities
    • Parent-Child Developmental Play Groups
    • “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” Activities
    • Developmental Screenings
    • Parent Education
    • Referrals to Community Programs & Agencies

    The program provides an opportunity for parents/caregivers to interact with their children in activities that are planned and initiated by a Ready to Learn Facilitator. Activities are designed to promote healthy development across all developmental areas including social skills, language skills, motor skills, and conceptional knowledge. A further purpose is to increase the capacity of families to serve as the primary nurturers, teachers, and advocates thus ensuring their child's future school success. Parents learn strategies that they can use to continue to promote learning and development in a fun and engaging manner with their children at home. 

    • For general information about Ready to Learn programs, contact Bonnie Dileoene 919-856-7774 x 26996 or by email at

    • Para información en Español/SPANISH INFORMATION LINE: 919-856-7960 x 26615 Email-

    • For information about a specific program's schedule of weekly sessions, contact the facilitator listed with that school.

    Programs include:

    BRIARCLIFF Elementary SchoolWestern Region- Cary Area

    Please call 919-460-3443 x 22909 



    BUGG Elementary SchoolSoutheast Raleigh Region

    Please call  919-250-4750 x 26047 



    LYNN ROAD Elementary SchoolNorthwest Region

    Please call  919-870-4074 x 48112 



    LINCOLN HEIGHTS Elementary SchoolSouthern Region- Fuquay-Varina Area

    Please call 919-557-2587 x 25299


    Schools Offering Abbreviated Class Schedules:

    ♦ CARVER Elementary SchoolEastern Region- Wendell Area

    Please call 919-870-4074 x 48112 



    ♦ CREECH ROAD Elementary SchoolSoutheast Raleigh Region- Garner Area

    Please call 919-557-2587 x 25299 



    ♦ VANDORA SPRINGS Elementary SchoolSoutheast Raleigh Region- Garner Area

    Please call 919-250-4750 x 26047 



    ♦ WASHINGTON Elementary SchoolCentral Region

    Please call 919-856-7960 x 26615 



    Please click here to download an information flyer in English and Spanish.