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Burke County Smart Start Inc.
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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.   

What is Smart Start?

2017-2018 BCSS Annual Report

Below is the link for the FY 2018-2019 Burke NC Pre-K Application. Please note:  It is subject to change.  Completed applications will be accepted beginning April 2, 2018. 

FY 18-19 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.

NC Pre-K Health Form

Children's Medical Report

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 2018-2019 school year if it is not submitted with the application. 

Self Declaration of Income

This document is used to document income from self employed applicants.

NC Pre-K Application Checklist (For Pre-K Teachers Only)



 PO Box 630, Morganton, NC 28680-0630
304 West Union Street, Morganton, NC 28655
ph: 828-439-2326, fx: 828-439-2333

Smart Start is the Winner of the Ford Foundation's
Innovations in American Government Award!

Innovations in American Government