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.

Carrboro Elementary School

400 Shelton St. Carrboro, NC 27510 (919) 968-3652 (919) 969-2476

Ephesus Elementary School

1495 Ephesus Church Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (919) 929-8715 (919) 969-2366

Estes Hills Elementary School

500 N. Estes Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 942-4753 (919) Map & Directions

Frank Porter Graham Elementary School (FPG)

101 Smith Level Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 942-6491 (919) 942-5405

Glenwood Elementary School

2 Prestwick Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27517 919-968-3473 919-969-2387

McDougle Elementary School

890 Old Fayetteville Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 969-2435 (919) 969-2454

Morris Grove Elementary School

215 Eubanks Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 918-4800 (919) 969-2592

Northside Elementary School

350 Caldwell St. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 918-2220

Rashkis Elementary School

601 Meadowmont Ln. Chapel Hill, NC 27517 (919) 918-2160 (919) 918-7085

Scroggs Elementary School

501 Kildaire Drive Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 918-7165 (919) 918-7173

Seawell Elementary School

9115 Seawell School Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (919) 967-4343 (919) 969-2404

Orange County Schools

919.732.6137 x 15501 Portia Holman Data Manager and Lead Office Support

Pre-K Programs will be offered at the following schools:

Chapel Hill Training and Outreach Project To apply for enrollment or to receive additional information, contact: Angela Wilcox, Director 800 Eastowne Dr. Suite 105 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 490-5577 Ext. 247 Pre-K Partners: Pathways Elementary School Central Elementary School Efland-Cheeks Elementary School Visit website: Community School for People Under Six Contact Anna Mercer McLean: CSPU6 102 Hargraves Street | Carrboro, NC 27510 919.929.1543 Visit website: The Children’s Early School Two locations: Carrboro Early School (919) 929-9998 310 Lloyd St Carrboro, NC 27510 Orange Chatham Early School 1740 Smith Level Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-928-9145 X 103 Contact: Daron Council Spanish for Fun Academy 1001 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill (919) 969-9055 Children’s Learning Center 500 Nash Street, Hillsborough, NC, 27278 Contact: Melissa Lankford (919) 644-6590 x 4850 Website: DCD NEW LOGO