NC Pre-K

​What is NC Pre-K?

Moore County Schools offers NC Pre-K, a free preschool program for children whose families meet eligibility requirements. We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. For more information, contact Judy Heffner at Moore County Schools at (910) 947-2342 or

Who is eligible to apply?

Your child must be 4 years old by August 31, 2022, be a Moore County resident and meet one or more of the following: low income; chronic health condition; limited English proficiency; a current IEP; parent is active duty military; no prior preschool experience.

How do I apply?

Mail in your completed application and back-up documents. Click below to download the application packet and detailed instructions.

NC Pre-K Instructions and 2022-2023 Application
Instrucciones para aplicar a NC Pre-K para 2022 and  Aplicaciones


Make an appointment at Partners for Children & Families office by contacting us at or 910-949-4045. 

You will need to submit copies of the following documents with your application:

  • child's birth certificate and Social Security or Medicaid card
  • parent's photo ID
  • verification of parents' income (2020 tax records or a month of pay stubs)
  • proof of Moore County residency (driver's license, utility bill or rental agreement)
  • if applicable, documentation of chronic health conditions, military service, or IEP


Visit the following locations on the following dates and time to fill out an application.

NC Pre-k intake dates








Click here for a list of Moore County Schools Preschool Sites.

Moore County NC Pre-K Committee

The Moore County NC Pre-K Committee typically meets at Partners for Children & Families office; however, upcoming meetings will be held virtually from noon - 1 pm until further notice:

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

More coming soon.

This committee is a public body subject to open meeting and public records laws. For details on how to log in to virtual meetings, please contact us at