Pre-Kindergarten
North Carolina Pre-K
  • What is North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K)?
  • North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten is a voluntary pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare at risk four-year-olds in North Carolina for success in school. High quality childcare centers partner to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum and structured environment for students. 

    ELIGIBILITY
    To be eligible for the North Carolina Pre-K  program, children must:

    1. Be four years old by August 31st and be eligible for kindergarten the following year.
    2. Be a resident of  Mecklenburg County.
    3. Meet the family size and income requirements set by the state of North Carolina.

    Children of active duty military families are also eligible.

    BEFORE AND AFTERSCHOOL CARE

    Before and after school care is not part of the NC Pre-K program. Any supervision needed before or after normal school operation hours should be arranged independently with the site. If your child is receiving a child care subsidy, it can be applied to these services. For more information about child care subsidies, please contact Child Care Resources Inc. at 704-376-6697. 

    TRANSPORTATION
    Transportation is not part of the NC Pre-K program. Transportation may be available for a weekly fee.  For more information, please contact the participating  NC Pre-K site.

    HOW TO APPLY
    To apply for the program you can receive information regarding required documentation at any of our  partnering sites (see below) or you can contact our office.  In addition, you will make an appointment to submit your application and have your child screened at the CMS Pre-K Program office at 1600 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 (by calling 980-343-5950; 980-343-5138). All applicants must participate in the screening, which is conducted at the CMS Pre-Kindergarten Program office.

    2015-2016 NC Pre-K Sites

     

    Site

    Director

    Address

    Zip

    Phone Number

    Childcare Network #91

    Kapricia Reed 

    7207 Lawyers Rd

     28227

    704-531-2024

    Childcare Network #  96

    Ashley Washing

    210 Pineville-Matthews Hwy. Matthews

    28105

    704-847-9484

    Childcare Network #  97

    Demerye Shingler

    651 E. Woodlawn Rd.

    28209

    704-523-9295

    First Ward CDC

    Eleanor Toliver

    600 East 7th St.

    28202

    704-379-7924

    Kidz-R-Fun CDC

    Nettie McCrory

    4300 Freedom Drive

    28208

    704-392-8850

    Kids R Kids

    Kim Strother

    2115 Ben Craig Dr., 28262

    28262

    704-503-4001

    Lakewood Preschool Cooperative

    Courtney Alexander

    3115 Kalynne Street

    28208

    704-391-0600

    Little Learners CDC

    Carmen Browne

    1076 Tom Hunter Rd.

    28213

    704-596-4942

    Lollipop CDC

    Barbara Beller

    10710 John Price Rd.

    28273

    704-588-6205

    Marizetta Kerry CDC @ Friendship Church

    Sarah McCoy

    3301 Beatties Ford Rd.

    28216

    704-391-3868

    Matthews Country Day

    Sherry Hinton

    10540 Monroe Road, Matthews 

    28105

    704-847-0208

    Mrs. Chris Play & Learn 1

    Kim Middleton

    4613 Wilkinson Blvd.

    28202

    704-398-1616

    Park Road Baptist

    Heather Gaskins

    3900 Park Road

    28209

    704-525-8693

    Precious Child Academy

    Marilyn Feaster

    9935 Packard Rd, Pineville

    28134

    704-369-0821

    Smart Kids #1

    Latoya Scott

    225 Lambeth Drive

    28202

    704-596-4946

    Smart Kids # 3

    Latoya Scott

    6215 E. WT Harris Blvd

    28215

    704-566-7727

    Stephanie Jennings

    Ursula Taylor

    3320 N Sharon Amity Rd

    28205

    980-355-0978

    Sunshine Daycare and Preschool

    Annette Grier

    3801 Glenwood Drive

    28208

    704-392-1844

    The Early Learning Center

    Pat Porter

    4304 S. Tryon St.

    28217

    704-529-5397

    The Learning Collaborative

     

    Judith Carter

    3045 N. Davidson St

    28205

    704-377-8076

    University CDC Executive Park

    LeeAnn Barnette

    8303 University Executive Park

    28262

    704-549-4029

    University CDC Highland Creek

    Jambee Thomas

    6025 Clarke Creek Parkway

    28269

    704-875-3338

    University CDC NorthCross

    Gina Jones

    16701 NorthCross Drive

    28078

    704-896-8942