Preschool http://wunc.org en Will There Be More Pre-K Slots In Wake County Soon? http://wunc.org/post/will-there-be-more-pre-k-slots-wake-county-soon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wake County school officials say they hope to expand pre-kindergarten services by adding more than 200 slots for next school year.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Superintendent Jim Merrill is asking the Board of Commissioners for $39 million in local funding, with about $1.5 million directed toward hiring more teachers, assistant teachers and special education experts.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:04:06 +0000 Reema Khrais 33417 at http://wunc.org Will There Be More Pre-K Slots In Wake County Soon? Paying For The Future http://wunc.org/post/paying-future <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Today is child advocacy day at the State Legislature. Hundreds of people who support early childhood development programs like<span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.smartstart-nc.org/"> Smart Start</a></span> and More at Four are expected to descend on Raleigh. They will argue that the programs provide much-needed support to low-income families. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 10051 at http://wunc.org Paying For The Future