NC Pre-K Program

Due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, NC Pre-K classrooms in public schools are operating remotely for as long as the public schools continue to operate remotely. NC Pre-K sites in private child care centers continue to operate in person on a site-by-site basis.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for NC Pre-K placements for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.


Please contact Dionne Smith ( for questions or assistance in English and JJ Richardson ( for questions or assistance in Spanish.

Si busca información de NC Pre-K o necesitan ayuda llenando las formas, póngase en contacto con Julia Richardson, Directora de Comunicaciones y Involucración Comunitaria para La Asociación para los Niños Jóvenes del Condado de Orange: 919-967-9091 x 219 o

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.

Click on the following links to learn more about Orange County’s NC Pre-K Program: