Building a Strong FOundation Together

The Early Learning Community serves over 200 children ages 3 through 5 within Alamance County. Our programs include NC Pre-K/Title I classrooms, Exceptional Children's classrooms, and itinerant services for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in the Alamance Burlington community.

Alamance-Burlington Schools has 13 schools that host the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten program:
Alexander Wilson Elementary | Audrey Garrett Elementary | Andrews Elementary | Eastlawn Elementary | EM Yoder Elementary | Grove Park Elementary | Haw River Elementary | Hillcrest Elementary | Newlin Elementary | North Graham Elementary | Smith Elementary | South Graham Elementary | Sylvan Elementary |

Alamance-Burlington Schools Pre-K

The Alamance-Burlington Early Learning Community values the importance of building a strong foundation. We would love to partner with you to offer high-quality experiences for you child, in a safe learning environment. We prepare children for Kindergarten and Beyond! Watch for more great information and community connections!

Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten

The Alamance-Burlington 2021 Principal of the Year, Ashley Westmoreland shares the importance of the foundations laid during the Pre-Kindergarten year, exposing children to an educational environment and an opportunity to learn important skills. Watch for more great information!

Curriculum: Tools of The Mind

Welcome to Pre-Kindergarten

Alamance-Burlington Schools values the importance of the foundations laid during the Pre-Kindergarten year, exposing children to an high-quality early care and learning environment. Click Below to learn more.

Milestones Matter for Families ( Spanish)

Milestones Matter for Families (English)

How do I enroll my child in the Pre-Kindergarten Program?

There is an application process for families to complete. Once the application with materials has been submitted, a staff member will reach out to share more information. Completing an application does not guarantee participation in the Pre-Kindergarten program.

Applications must include:

  • Document indicating child's age (birth certificate or alternate document)

  • Proof of Income (1040, W2, Child Support, SSI, SSA, Unemployment Benefits, Workers Comp, Public Assistance/Work First Benefits or 3 consecutive paystubs)

  • Proof of Residency (current utility bill or rental agreement)

  • Proof of Identification (Photo ID of parent/legal custodian)

  • Alamance-Burlington Schools Enrollment Requirements

Please turn in applications and required documents to:
ABSS Ray Street Academy
609 Ray Street

Graham, NC


Pre-Kindergarten Preview

Watch this video to learn a little more about the curriculum utilized in our Early Learning Environments. Tools of the Mind.

Community Resources

Please check out each one of these community resources.

Questions: (e) ABS_ELC_Info@abss.k12.nc.us


Margo Ford, M.Ed

Director of PreKindergarten / Before and After School

(e) margo_ford@abss.k12.nc.us

Anita Slaughter

Administrative Assistant / Registrar

(e) anita_slaughter@abss.k12.nc.us

Fax: 336-570-6353

Dr. Jean Maness,

Chief Elementary Officer - Southern Region

(e) jean_maness@abss.k12.nc.us

Sign Up for ABSS Early Learning Community Guardian/Caregiver NewsLetters HERE.

Visit the Alamance Partnership for Children website for more information and resources.

COVID-19 Update: ABSS follows all guidelines set forth by the NC Department of Health and Human Services. Currently, all students 2 and older are required to wear masks. This includes students in Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. Learn more about these requirements in the COVID-19 in NC and the ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit: What You Need to Know and NC Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit.