Note: Children must be 4 years old by August 31 of the year in which they intend to apply for NC Pre-K.
Pre-K focuses on providing a valuable educational experience to
4-year-old children who may not otherwise be served. ALL children
of active duty military families meeting other eligibility requirements
are served through this state-funded program. Specific eligibility
information and program details can be found at the Partnership for Children of Wayne County.
is a research-proven strategy for school readiness. Children served by
NC Pre-K attend a full school day, full school year program that meets
high-quality state standards. The community-based program is integrated
with other early childhood programs in the community and administered at
the county or regional level. Children participating in NC Pre-K may be
served in classrooms in the public schools, licensed child care centers
or Head Start programs.