To be eligible for the NC Pre-K program (formerly More at Four) children must be 4 years old on or before August 31st and would be attending Kindergarten the following year.
The purpose of this pre-kindergarten class is to prepare children for success and make it easy for children and parents to move from preschool to kindergarten. The goals are:
- To improve each child’s readiness for kindergarten.
- To promote social-emotional growth.
- To identify needs of the child and help families get any services they need.
- To give parents information that will help them prepare their child for school success.
NC Pre-K eligibility is determined primarily by family size and gross income. Other factors are also considered, such as:
- Children of eligible military families
- Children with an identified disability or developmental/educational need
- Children/families with limited English skills
- Children/families experiencing homelessness
Additional General Information:
- There will be a maximum of 18 children in each class with two teachers.
- Health assessments are required of children entering the NC Pre-K program.
- The programs will operate on a 6 1/2 hour day Monday through Friday. Some locations offer extended care before and after school and on teacher workdays. Parents needing extended care must make arrangements with the Director or Principal at each site.
If you are interested in applying for this program, please complete the attached application form and mail to the address below. Completing this application does not guarantee you a slot in the NC Pre-K program.
- You must fill out the application completely.
- Please be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached.
- Copy of your child’s birth certificate.
- Attach income verification (two current months’ worth of check stubs, wage verification or a tax return if self-employed).
- INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
- Parents whose children are eligible to participate in the program will receive a phone call or letter from the site at which their child has been accepted.
- Classes that are located in elementary schools give priority to children who will be attending their school for kindergarten.
- Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
For updates on openings in the NC Pre-K program throughout the year, please follow our Facebook Page.
Please be advised of NC Pre K Advisory Committee meeting dates below(meetings are open to the public).
If you have additional questions, please contact Carmen Dukes
Phone: 336-249-6688 x 211
Si tiene preguntas o para más información, Julia Allison-Soto 336-249-6688 x 215
General Public Notice of meetings
NC PRE K Advisory Committee Meeting Dates for FY 20-21 & FY 21-22
Public is invited and welcome at all NC Pre K Meetings (please email Carmen Dukes for the zoom link email@example.com)
August 5, 2021 9:30 am via Zoom
November 16, 2021 9:30 am via Zoom
November 30, 2021 9:30 am via Zoom
Meeting minutes available upon request.
Interest in Applying for an NC Pre K Classroom
Facilities with a Temporary, 4 or 5 star license that are interested in housing an NC Pre K Classroom for the 22-23 fiscal year are required to attend an informational meeting. Please contact Vicki West by Oct 31st and she will send you the meeting date and zoom link. Please contact Vicki West by email: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the zoom link. Applications for interested facilities will be accepted until 5:00 pm on December 15th 2021.
NC PRE K Site Selection Committee Meetings for FY 22-23
January 11, 2022 9:00 am 803 West Center St Lexington, NC 27292