NC Pre-K

Directions for Appying to NC Pre-K for August 2018

Para mayor información, por favor contacte a Manuel Caraballo de Moore County Schools (910) 691-3371.

NC Pre-K is a FREE preschool program for at-risk children. Acceptance is based on need and number of slots available, NOT first come, first served.

Eligibility requirements: 

  • Your child must be four years old by August 31, 2018

  • You must be a Moore County resident

  • Your child meets one or more of the following risk factors: Low income, chronic health condition as diagnosed by doctor (excludes asthma), limited English proficiency, a current IEP for speech services or for a developmental delay, or military

  • Your child is not currently enrolled in a child care center, preschool or Head Start program

Please bring with you:

  • Child's birth certificate

  • Parent/Guardian's driver's license, picture ID, or other proof of residency

  • Child's Social Security or Medicaid Card if American citizen

  • Proof of income for both parents/guardians (2017 tax records or 2 current pay stubs; documentation of other income)

  • If applicable: Documentation of health conditions or special needs; proof of active duty military status

Applications will be taken:

  • Friday, March 2: Aberdeen Primary

  • Wednesday, March 7: West End Elementary

  • Monday, March 12: Carthage Elementary

  • Monday, March 19: Southern Pines Primary

  • Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22: Robbins Elementary

  • Friday, March 23: Vass-Lakeview Elementary

Late applications by appointment only. Call Brittney Mays at Partners for Children & Families at (910) 949-4045 or Michele Denny at Moore County Schools at (910) 947-2342.



NC Pre-K provides high-quality pre-kindergarten classes for at-risk four year olds through the Moore County Schools preschool program. Children enrolling in the NC Pre-K Program must be determined eligible, and awarded a slot by the Moore County NC Pre-K Committee. The program serves children who are four years old by August 31 of the program year and are considered at risk for poor school outcomes. Factors that put children at risk for poor school outcomes include low income, limited English proficiency, identified disability, chronic health condition and developmental or educational need. Children of active duty military families are also eligible. 

Classrooms Highlights:

  • located on various primary and elementary school campuses
  • licensed and five star rated
  • include a blended group of children ages three through five including typically developing children who pay tuition to attend, children who qualify for exceptional education services and children in the NC Pre-K program
  • comprised of a certified teacher and two teacher assistants creating a 15:3 student to teacher ratio

For more information, visit the Moore County School Preschool website or contact:  Lizzie Garner, Preschool Program Specialist, at (910) 947-2342 or