Applying for 2020-2021 NC Pre-K

The NC Pre-K program is designed to provide at-risk four-year-old children with an opportunity for a quality preschool education. This state-funded, part-day program provides young children with access to a specific curriculum and preschool experience to enhance their school readiness.

Top priorities for enrollment are children who have not had a previous child care experience; those who are from low-income families that are eligible for Head Start or free and reduced school-lunches; children with special needs; or Spanish-speaking children. NC Pre-K slots exist in various locations throughout every county in North Carolina.

Click here for information on the organizations in charge of the NC Pre-K application process for the nine counties served by Child Care Referral Central (Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance and Wake Counties).  Information includes registration dates for the 2020-2021 school year, how to apply, and contact information for each organization.

For county-specific applications, please click the links, below:

For more information about NC Pre-K in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance or Wake County, please call Child Care Referral Central at 855-EARLY-ED (855-327-5933).