The NC Pre-K Program is a program of the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-olds.

The program requirements are built on the premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains outlined by the National Education Goals Panel. Each of these domains is critical to children’s well-being and for their success in reading and math as they come to school.

The five domains, as reflected in Foundations: Early Learning Standards for North Carolina Preschoolers and Strategies for Guiding Their Success are:
          • Approaches to learning
          • Emotional and social development
          • Health and physical development
          • Language development and communication
          • Cognitive development

Applications & Forms

The requirements are designed to ensure that a high-quality pre-kindergarten classroom experience is provided for eligible four-year-olds in each local NC Pre-K Program and that, to the extent possible, uniformity exists across the state.

NC Pre-K Sites

Private Sites

Carrboro Early School
      Daron Council
          (919) 929-9998
            310 Lloyd St. Carrboro, NC 27510
Community School for People under 6
                  Anna Mercer-McLean
                      (919) 929-1543
                        102 Hargraves Ct. Carrboro, NC 27510
Spanish for Fun Academy
                              Adriana Martinez
                                  (919) 969-9055
                                    1101 S. Columbia St. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Tiny Tots Childcare
                                          Eleanor Mauney, Director
                                              (919) 732-3102
                                                323 Crawford Rd. Hillsborough, NC 27278
KidSCope Early Learning Center (KELC)
                                                      Melanie Henderson, Director
                                                          (919) 644-6590
                                                            1712 Willow Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27514

CHTOP Head Start

Central Elementary
                                                                  Myron Wilson, Interim Principal
                                                          (919) 732-3622
                                                          154 Hayes St. Hillsborough NC 27278
Efland Cheeks Elementary
                                                                          Kiley Brown, Principal
                                                                              (919) 563-5112
                                                                                4401 Fuller Rd. Efland NC, 27243
Pathways Elementary
                                                                                    Lynn Brown, Principal
                                                                                          800 Eastowne Dr. Suite 105 Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS)

Carrboro Elementary School
                                                          Jillian LeSerna, Principal
                                                              (919) 968-3652
                                                                125 W. Martin St. Suite 200 Carrboro, NC 27510
Ephesus Elementary School
                                                                  Victoria Creamer, Principal
                                                                        Ephesus Church Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Estes Hills Elementary
                                                                          Pamela McCann, Principal
                                                                                500 N. Estes Dr. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Frank Porter Graham
                                                                              Emily Bivens
                                                                                    101 Smith Level Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516
McDougle Elementary School
                                                                                        Patrenia McDowell, Principal
                                                                                              800 Old Fayetteville Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Morris Grove Elementary School
                                                                                                Amy Rickard, Principal
                                                                                                      215 Eubanks Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Northside Elementary School
                                                                                                        Coretta Sharpless, Principal
                                                                                                              350 Caldwell St. Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Rashkis Elementary School
                                                                                                                Janice Croasman, Principal
                                                                                                                    601 Meadowmont Ln. Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Mary Scroggs ELementary School
                                                                                                                      Crystal Eppes, Principal
                                                                                                                            501 Kildaire Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Seawell Elementary School
                                                                                                                                Arrica Dubose, Principal
                                                                                                                                      9115 Seawell School Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Orange County Schools (OCS)

Central Elementary School
                                                            Myron Wilson, Interim Principal
                                                                                                                                        154 Hayes St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
Efland Cheeks Elementary School
                                                          Kiley Brown, Principal
                                                                                                                                            1914 New Hope Church Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
New Hope Elementary School
                                                                                                                                              Ambra Wilson, Principal
                                                                                                                                                    1900 New Hope Church Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Pathways Elementary School
                                                                                                                                                      Lynn Brown, Principal
                                                                                                                                                            431 Strouds Creek Rd. Hillsborough, NC 27278