NC Pre-K Accepting Applications for 2019-20 School Year
NC Pre-K is proven to help children get a strong start for school and life skills
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Wake County Smart Start is now enrolling children in NC Pre-K, the free classroom program designed to make sure children are ready for Kindergarten. NC Pre-K is ranked #1 in the country for quality, and Wake County Smart Start wants to make sure your child gets this opportunity to learn! Wake County Smart Start hosts application events all summer to walk you through the process of applying. Events are hosted every Thursday, 1-4 p.m., at the Wake County Smart Start main office as well as other days and times throughout Wake County.
What is Wake Pre-K?
NC Pre-K provides children with a high-quality classroom program to help 4-year-olds get ready for Kindergarten. Children attend Pre-K for 6.5 hours each day, Monday through Friday. The Wake County Pre-K programs operate across Wake County with smaller class sizes to prepare children for kindergarten.
The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible 4-year-old children. The NC Pre-K Program Requirements are built on the National Education Goals Panel’s premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains that are critical to children’s overall well-being and success in reading and math as they enter school:
- Approaches to play and learning
- Emotional and social development
- Health and Pphysical development
- Language development and communication
- Cognitive development
How to Apply
Programs begin assigning children with highest priority as early as June, but many placements are not complete until early August. Placements are not guaranteed, as there are often many more applications than there are spaces.
The Wake Pre-K Application Center is housed at Wake County Smart Start. Families wishing to apply complete one initial application through the Pre-K Application Center to be considered for NC Pre-Kindergarten, Title I, Head Start and Child Care Subsidy.
- Click here to learn if your child can participate in NC Pre-K
- Click here to see the list of 2018-2019 NC Pre-K Centers
Please visit the Wake County Smart Start website for more information about application events and how to apply. If you have questions about the Wake County Pre-K program, please call Wake County Smart Start at (919) 851-9550.
Source: Wake County Smart Start