Exceptional Children Preschool Program/N.C. Office of Early Learning
The Office of Early Learning focuses on Pre-K-grade 3 to support children’s success in the early grades. The Office of Early Learning combines the Department’s staffs in primary education and prekindergarten and promotes other linkages for reforming early education for North Carolina’s children. Through this office, the department partners with the FirstSchool initiative of the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FirstSchool is a Pre-K-Grade 3 initiative to promote public school efforts to become more responsive to the needs of an increasingly younger, more diverse population. FirstSchool unites the best of early childhood, elementary and special education.