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:
The program targets children who: