NC Pre-K - free for income eligible four-year-old children
Apply now for Union County's NC Pre-K program! The state program is free for income eligible students who are four years old on August 31, 2019.
Participation in NC Pre-K strengthens students? academic, social and classroom skillsin preparation for Kindergarten. NC Pre-K follows the Union County Public Schools calendar and students attend six and one-half hours each day. Regular, on-time attendance is an expectation so students receive the full benefit of the program.
There are spots available in twenty-three classes at twelve different sites. (Some classes are filling quickly.) For students who live near Oakboro, students can attend NC Pre-K at Oakboro Kid?s Club. Site requests may be listed on the student?s application. Keep in mind that each classroom has a maximum of eighteen students ? apply quickly!
Duke University recently completed a study showing the long-term benefits of attending NC Pre-K (previously More at Four) for students:
Find applications, eligibility, a site list and frequently asked questions: https://theallianceforchildren.org/nc-pre-k/.
The Alliance for Children, a partner in the Smart Start Network? and the NC Pre-K office are located at 2661 W. Roosevelt Blvd, Suite A, Monroe, NC 28110. The office is open Monday-Thursday 8-5 and Fridays 8-3. Call 704-226-1407, ext. 30 for more information about NC Pre-K.