Yancey County 
NC Pre-Kindergarten Program








The NC Pre-Kindergarten Program provides high-quality educational experiences for eligible four year-olds to better prepare them for kindergarten. Children served by NC Pre-K attend a full school day (6-1/2 hours), full school year program (up to 10 months) and may be served in classrooms in the public schools, private child care programs or Head Start.

The NC Pre-K Program is built upon the belief that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains critical to children's overall well-being and success in reading and math. These five domains are:
  1. Approaches to play and learning;
  2. Emotional & social development; 
  3. Health & physical development; 
  4. Language development & communication; 
  5. Cognitive Development.

The program targets children who:
  • Turn four years of age by August 31
  • Will be entering kindergarten the following school year
  • And who have one or more of the following:
    • Low family income
    • Identified disability
    • Limited English proficiency
    • Chronic health condition
    • Developmental delay 
    • Educational need identified by an Individualized Education Plan

2017 - 2018 Pre-Kindergarten Sites:

Mountain Heritage Preschool
333 Mountain Heritage High School Road
Burnsville, NC  28714

Bald Creek Elementary Pre-K
57 Pleasant Valley Road
Burnsville, NC 28714

Burnsville Elementary Pre-K
395 Burnsville School Road
Burnsville, NC  28714

Interested in being an NC Pre-K provider in Yancey County?

Site applications from potential NC Pre-K providers will be accepted through January 11, 2018. Applications will be processed in February, including site visits from NC Pre-K Advisory Committee members. Final determination will be made at the April NC Pre-K Advisory Committee meeting, (date TBA).  Approval as a site for the contract cycle 2017-2018 does not guarantee that slots will be awarded, only that a site is eligible to serve as a placement option for NC Pre-K children. 

For more information, contact:

Becky Tschudy, NC Pre-K Program
Phone: (828) 682-6101
Email: ratschudy@yanceync.net

Committee Meeting Schedule:

August 17, 2018
3:00 pm
Yancey County Schools Central Office

November 16, 2017
3:00 pm
Yancey County Schools Central Office

February 8, 2018
3:00 pm
Yancey County Schools Central Office

May 17, 2018
3:00 pm
Yancey County Schools Central Office