Orange County Partnership for Young Children North Carolina Smart Start


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

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
Phone: (919) 968-3652
Fax: (919) 969-2476

Ephesus Elementary School
1495 Ephesus Church Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: (919) 929-8715
Fax: (919) 969-2366

Estes Hills Elementary School
500 N. Estes Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 942-4753
Fax: (919)
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Frank Porter Graham Elementary School (FPG)
101 Smith Level Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 942-6491
Fax: (919) 942-5405

Glenwood Elementary School
2 Prestwick Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: 919-968-3473
Fax: 919-969-2387

McDougle Elementary School
890 Old Fayetteville Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 969-2435
Fax: (919) 969-2454 

Morris Grove Elementary School
215 Eubanks Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 918-4800
Fax: (919) 969-2592

Northside Elementary School
350 Caldwell St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 918-2220

Rashkis Elementary School
601 Meadowmont Ln.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone: (919) 918-2160
Fax: (919) 918-7085

Scroggs Elementary School
501 Kildaire Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 918-7165
Fax: (919) 918-7173

Seawell Elementary School
9115 Seawell School Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: (919) 967-4343
Fax: (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: 
• Central Elementary 
• Efland-Cheeks Elementary 
• New Hope Elementary 

Chapel Hill Training and Outreach Project To apply for enrollment or to receive additional information, contact: 

Angela Wilcox, 
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: 
102 Hargraves Street | Carrboro, NC 27510 
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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 

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