(Current application on-line is for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications for 2017-2018 school year will be available in April.)
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.
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.
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.
For more information about NC Pre-K, contact the Harnett County Partnership for Children at 910-893-2344.