NC Pre-K for Providers

NC Pre-K Program

 Approximately 300 children in Lee County are enrolled in high-quality North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) programs. The program is free to participants with the goal of helping young children prepare for kindergarten. Under the authority of the NC State Board of Education, NC Pre-K classrooms are located in public schools (54 percent), licensed child care centers (27 percent), and Head Start programs (19 percent).  These classrooms provide a full school day, full school year program that meets standards set by the State Board of Education to align with K-12 education and prepare children for academic success. In Lee County NC Pre-K sites include private childcare centers and and one public elementary school strategically located throughout Lee County.


List of 2015-16 NC Pre-K Sites

  • Abundant Life Children’s Center
  • Blandonia Child Development Center
  • Child Care Network
  • Kiddieland Day Care Center
  • Shooting Stars Learning Center
  • Small Hands Big Future
  • Warren Williams

Apply to Become an NC Pre-K Provider in FY2016-17

The Lee County Partnership for Children accepts applications annually  from qualified centers interested  in becoming a NC Pre-K
site . Guidelines for becoming a site are as follows:

NC Pre-K guidance and requirements (pdf)


 For details about how to apply, or for information or assistance related to NC Pre-K, call 919.774.949. or email us.