Contact Us:
PO Box 70
1901-G North Main Street
Lillington, NC 27546

Phone: (910) 893-2344
Fax: (910) 893-2387

Office Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30

NC Pre-Kindergarten (Formerly More at Four)

What is NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K)?
The NC Pre-K Program is a program of the Division of Child Development and Early Education in the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

NC Pre-K is funded by the state of North Carolina and is free to eligible families. 

The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-olds. The goal of NC Pre-K is to reach at- risk children and give them a chance to grow socially and educationally before entering kindergarten. 

What’s the curriculum?
The NC Pre-K standards are built on the premise that in order to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the major domains of development:

  • Health and physical development

  • Social and emotional development

  • Language development and communication

  • Cognition and general knowledge

  • Approaches toward learning

To meet these standards, the Harnett County NC Pre-K program requires the use of Creative Curriculum, a state approved curriculum for pre-kindergarten.

What about the teachers?
NC Pre-K teachers are qualified teachers with early childhood education and experience. Teachers without terminal degrees are offered the opportunity to go back to school and further their education. 

Who is eligible for NC Pre-K?

Age Requirements:
Children must be four years old on or before August 31st in the year served. Children who are eligible for kindergarten are not eligible for NC Pre-K.

Income Requirements:
Children in families with annual incomes at or below 75% of the State Medium Income (SMI) level are eligible for NC Pre-K services.

Other criteria include:

  • Children of Eligible Military Families

  • Limited English Proficiency

  • Identified Disability (IEP)

  • Chronic Health Condition(s)

  • Developmental/Educational Need

How can I apply?
Applications for the 2014-15 school year are now available. Applications must be submitted to the Harnett County Partnership for Children office for approval and eligibility determination.

What documentation will I need?
Applications will not be processed until ALL documentation has been received. You will need the following documents for your application to be completed:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Harnett County Residence
  • Proof of Income
  • Shot Record

1. English Application
2. Health Assessment

1. Spanish Application
2. Health Assessment

More Questions?
For more information about NC Pre-K, contact the Harnett County Partnership for Children at 910-893-2344.


2013-2014 NC Pre-K Sites



Adventures Under the Sun

803 Lucas St. Erwin, NC 28339

(910) 897-7865



Anderson Creek Primary School

914 Anderson Creek School Rd, Bunnlevel NC 28323
(910) 893-4523



Busy Bee 
Hwy 55 Angier, NC 27501
(919) 639-8060 / (919) 693-6615



Dream Big Christian Academy
1409 S Clinton Ave. Dunn, NC 28334
(910) 891-5100



5976 US 401 N. Fuquay- Varina, NC 27526
(919) 567-7433
(919) 499-1667


Lillington Shawtown Elementrary School

855 Old US 421 Lillington, NC 27546

(910) 893-3483



North Harnett Primary School

282 North Harnett School Rd., Angier NC 27501

(919) 693-4480



Solid Start Child Care Center

2815 Olivia Rd Sanford, NC 



Solid Start Child Care Center

2297 Hwy 24 Cameron, NC

(919) 499-1668       


Spring Hill Child Care Center

2559 Spring Hill Church Rd. Lillington, NC

(910) 893-1103