|Welcome to the website of Burke County
Smart Start, Inc. At this site you can learn of the many
programs funded by Smart Start that serve to enhance and enrich the
lives of the children ages birth to five years in Burke County.
Be sure to visit the sections below to learn more about upcoming
events, parenting information, and links to other informative sites.
County Smart Start, Inc., has the following early childhood
activities open for bid for the 0-5 years’ old population for the
fiscal years beginning July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2018:
Care Provider Insurance Benefit Package 2 year
Care Resource & Referral 2 year
Literacy Programs 2 year
Preschool Classrooms 2 year
as Teachers 2 year
Maintenance for Non-Subsidized Children 2 year
Interested parties may download proposal forms from
or pick up a bid package at the Smart Start office located at 304
West Union Street, Morganton, NC, before February 15, 2016. All
completed bid packages must be received at the Smart Start office by
4:00 p.m. on February 22, 2016. Inquiries may be directed to Vickie
Deal at Burke County Smart Start, Inc. at 828-439-2326.
is Smart Start?
Below is the link for the FY
2015-2016 Burke NC Pre-K Application. Please
note: It is subject to change. Completed
applications will be accepted beginning April 1, 2015.
15-16 Burke NC Pre-K Application
Please fill out the above
application and submit the application, a copy of the birth
certificate, and proof of income to the NC Pre-K site that you would
like for your child to attend.
Kindergarten Health Assessment Form
The Kindergarten Health Assessment must
be completed by a physician and submitted to the NC Pre-K Office.
This form must be completed within 30 days from the beginning of the
FY 2015-2016 school year if it is not submitted with the application.
Self Declaration of
This document is used to document
income from self employed applicants.
NC Pre-K Application Checklist
(For Pre-K Teachers Only)