Pre-Kindergarten Services
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 submit an application and required documentation to any of our partnering sites (see below) or you can make an appointment to submit your application and have your child screened at the CMS Pre-K Programs office at 1600 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28210 by calling 980-343-5950. All applicants must participate in the screening, which is conducted at the CMS Pre-Kindergarten Programs office.

2014  -2015  Participating Sites

 

Site

Director

Address

Zip

Phone Number

Childcare Network #  96

Karen Wickes

210 Pineville-Matthews Hwy. Matthews

28105

704-845-9019

Childcare Network #  97

Demerye Shingler

651 E. Woodlawn Rd.

28209

704-523-9294

First Ward CDC

Eleanor Toliver

600 East 7th St.

28202

704-379-7924

Kidville-Kovar CDC

Lisa Johnson

2624 Milton Road

28215

704-536-7890

Kidz-R-Fun CDC

Nettie McCrory

4300 Freedom Drive

28208

704-392-8850

Kids R Kids

Kim Strothers

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

704-392-3422

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

704-552-2427

Smart Kids #1

Latoya Hatchett

225 Lambeth Drive

28202

704-596-4946

Smart Kids # 3

Latoya Hatchett

6215 E. WT Harris Blvd

28215

704-568-0450

Stephanie Jennings Ardella Malone 3320 Sharon Amity Rd 28203 704-375-1417

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