Learning From Day One

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

Prepare your child for success in school and in life, by filling out a Smart2Start application.

We’re here to help you find affordable childcare and preschools that’s just the right fit!


Education for All

Smart2Start joins public school systems, Head Start programs,
and private providers to give all families access to early care
and education resources. Working together, we can ensure
every child enters kindergarten with the skills needed to
succeed in school and in life.

Just One Application

Smart2Start makes it easier for all families to review and sign up for early care and education opportunities that meet their family’s preferences and needs. This single application can also inform families of their eligibility for publicly-funded programs that may provide free or reduced cost options.