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 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 Programs office.

    2014  -2015  Participating Sites

     

    Site

    Director

    Address

    Zip

    Phone Number

    Childcare Network #91
    Kapricia Reed 
    7207 Lawyers Rd
    28227
    704-237-3472
    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
    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
    Ursula Taylor
    3320 Sharon Amity Rd
    28203
    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