Wee Care Children's Enrichment Program, Inc.

Our Program

Program Highlights

Every three years Wee Care enrolls a new group of two-year-old children, and works with this same group of children through age four; providing educational stability to the students and cultivating stronger relationships with students' families. This consistency, combined with reaching kids at an earlier age, is what makes Wee Care unique.

Our Mission

To provide a free preschool education to children from economically disadvantaged families; equipping them with the skills and confidence to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

Our Vision

That every child in Wake County enters grade school with the skills and confidence to thrive.

Our Values


Our work is grounded in all-encompassing, unconditional love.


We are committed to nurturing our students’ academic, social, and emotional growth to ensure they reach their full potential.


We help our students develop confidence and independence by providing consistent guidance and structure from the same teachers throughout their entire Wee Care experience.

Philosophy of Partnership

The relationship between teachers and parents is vital to success. We support collaboration between parents, school staff, and community resources.


From the Founder

My work as a first grade teacher helped me see the need for early education for children living in poverty. At Wee Care the children are exposed to a language-enriched environment that helps them develop socially and academically, thus giving the confidence and skills needed to succeed in a formal educational environment.
Laurie Harrell
Wee Care Executive Director

Get In Touch

Wee Care is located in Hayes Barton United Methodist Church on Fairview Street in Raleigh, although we are an independent nonprofit organization operating separately from the church.

Please contact us to learn more about our program and opportunities to help.