Programs that Help Children Enter School Healthy and Prepared to Succeed

Quality Support Services (QSS)
Financial support and individual technical assistance for centers and homes at the four and five star level.
Contact: Mary Draughn
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 209

READY SCHOOLS
Program works to ease children’s transitions from home or child care to kindergarten.
Contact: Anabel Melgar
Phone: (336) 249-6688, x 211

CHILD CARE REFERRAL
Parent assistance in finding quality child care.
Contact: Work Family Resource Center
Phone: (336) 761-5100

PARENT TRAININGS
Group trainings on a wide range of topics and interests for parents. For more information, contact Smart Start of Davidson County at 336-249-6688.

GROW A CHILD
Visit www.growachild.org to find information that is specific to a young child’s growth and development, as well as fun, simple activities to do with children.

RESOURCE ROOM
Offers fingerprinting, laminating, die cuts, copies, and book binding services. Available for checkout— a large selection of prop boxes and materials to enhance all of your learning centers and a library to help plan age- appropriate activities.
For more information, contact Smart Start of Davidson County at 336-249-6688.

CHILD CARE TRAININGS
A variety of classes are offered at Smart Start weekly for child care professionals.
Contact: Sherry Brannon
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 217

WAGE$
Provides education based salary supplements to low paid teachers, directors, and family child care providers.
Contact: (919) 967-3272
Website: www.childcareservices.org

REACH OUT AND READ
During routine visits parents will receive a developmentally appropriate book to take home and read to their child. This program begins at the 6 Month check up and continues through age 5.
For more information, contact Mary Draughn
Phone: 336-249-6688 x 209

NC PRE K
Free Pre-K experience for eligible children the year before entering kindergarten.
Contact: Anabel Melgar
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 211
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Si tiene preguntas or para mas informacion, Anabel Melgar 336-249-6688 x 211

SMART START SCHOLARSHIP
Financial assistance to help qualifying families pay for child care.
Scholarship Application and Scholarship Requirements
En Espanol
Income Eligibility Limits (per household)
Employment Verification Form
Self-Employed Wage Verification Form
Contact: Lauren Nesbitt
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 223
Si tiene preguntas or para mas informacion, Julia Soto (336) 249-6688 x 211

School Readiness Program / PAT
Provides in-home visitation for families of children birth to age five. Parents and or caregivers receive support and resources to help them ensure a positive school experience for their child.
Contact: Bleasha Carroll
Phone: 336-472-4666