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Smart2Start: Learning Starts Here

Help Everyone in Roanoke Valley Thrive

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helping families navigate childcare needs


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Did you know that more than 85% of brain development happens before a child reaches age 5?

Smart2Start helps families find affordable childcare and preschools that are just the right fit.

We partner with public schools, nonprofits and faith based organizations to ensure every child enters kindergarten with the skills needed to succeed in school and in life. That means parents can complete just a single application to find affordable childcare and discover if their family is eligible for publicly-funded programs that may provide free or reduced cost options.

Prepare your child for success in school and in life, by completing a Smart2Start application. Just choose the application option that is best for you:


Online Application (English)

Download and Print Application (English)

Descargar e imprimir la aplicación (Espanol)

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