• 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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  • Celebrating Louise Taff and 50 Years of Service

    Join us in celebrating Louise Taff in achieving 50 years of service to young children, families, educators and other professionals working with young children in Wake County! 

    Louise has been employed for all 50 of her WCPSS years at Project Enlightenment, an early childhood prevention program in the Office of Early Learning.

    Throughout her career, Louise has served in multiple capacities from classroom assistant to assistant director.

    Her various talents, knowledge and experience have been instrumental in moving Project Enlightenment onward in its mission to provide early childhood programs and services to young children from birth through 5 years old and the adults in their lives including parents, teachers and other professionals.

    Louise is dedicated to supporting the important cause of building, “A brighter future for the young children in Wake County.” 

    In her honor, Project Enlightenment staff have dedicated the Production Area located in the Parent Teacher Resource Center as the "Louise Taff Production Area."

    Congratulations to Louise Taff upon this amazing lifetime achievement!


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  • Deborah Ross visits Project Enlightenment!

    To learn more, please click here.


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  • Check out the Parent Teacher Resource Center!

    The Parent Teacher Resource Center (PTRC), open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm, offers a variety of resources including a library of books for adults and children, and a Production Area (adults only) to create materials to use with young children. Anyone that has or works with young children birth through Kindergarten age can find resources on a variety of topics that includes child development, parenting styles, discipline, self-regulation, social skills, sensory sensitivities, and getting ready for kindergarten, as well as resources specifically for teachers on classroom environment, behavior, and activity planning.


    The PTRC continues to offer our No-Contact Book Checkout service. Get more information here. 


    Visit our book collection here.  


    Visit the PTRC page here.


    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 sessions (in-person and virtual) 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 flyer here 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. Click here to view a flyer. 



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  • Teacher Parent Consultants Virtual Service: Teacher Parent Consultants (TPCs) are offering phone consultation for Preschools and Child Care Centers in Wake County for young children birth through five years of age. TPC’s address classroom difficulties with behavior, social development, and learning for children enrolled in Wake County preschools and child care centers. Directors/teachers can email tpc-pkconsult@wcpss.net to request a virtual consultation service.

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



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  • Project Enlightenment commemorates 50 Years of Service!

    Project Enlightenment has served young children, their families and caregivers since 1969. To commemorate our 50 years of service to the community, we have created special, informative handouts that parents and educators alike will find useful. Please feel free to download and share the handouts with anyone that has or works with young children.

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Upcoming for Parents


    All Project Enlightenment Parent Workshops will occur virtually only for the remainder 2021-2022 school year! Please click here to download the 2021-2022 Parent Workshop Brochure.

Upcoming for Teachers


    Project Enlightenment is offering virtual and in-person teacher workshops during the 2021-2022 school year!

    Special note: All educator workshops in January & February, 2022 have been moved from in-person to virtual, with the exception of Guided Observations and those held at the Museum of Natural Sciences. Please check the descriptions carefully. 

    Please click here to download the 2021-2022 Teacher Workshop Brochure.