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.
ELIGIBILITYTo be eligible for the North Carolina Pre-K program, children must:
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.
TRANSPORTATIONTransportation 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 APPLYTo 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