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Childcare centers and public school sites interested in providing service for NC Pre-K 2016-2017 must submit site applications by 4:30pm on April 15th, 2016. If you have any questions please contact Lexie Sweeney at 910-893-2344.

*** NC Pre-K Child Applications will be accepted through June 30th, 2016. Applications are now available under the NC Pre-K tab below.***

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Early Investments

Change the first five years, and you change EVERYTHING! 

‚ÄčIn this short video by the First Five Years Fund you will see examples of Smart Start programs that address the needs for early learning activities that help young children in North Carolina receive the solid foundation they deserve.

Tri-County Family Focus Resource Guide Now Available Online!

The mission of Safe Kids Harnett County is to reduce death and injury to children ages 0-19 years in Harnett County through prevention, intervention, and education.

Smart Start is North Carolina's nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. 

The goal of NC Pre-K is to reach at-risk children and give them a chance to grow socially and educationally before entering kindergarten.