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Apply for NC Pre-K

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Apply for NC Pre-K
Eligibility information and applications are now available for the 2022-2023 school year for the North Carolina Pre-K Program in Cabarrus County. The NC Pre-K program offers free preschool for families who qualify. NC Pre-K operates on the public-school calendar and classrooms are offered at participating Cabarrus County Schools and licensed four and five-star private centers. Eligible children must be 4-years-old by August 31st of the upcoming school year. (For School Year 2022-2023, they must be 4 on or before Aug. 31, 2022)
One of the following must also be true:
  • The child's family meets income eligibility, OR
  •  The child has limited English proficiency, an identified disability, a documented chronic health condition, or a developmental or educational need, OR
  •  The child is a military dependent of an active-duty service member or a military service member who has been seriously injured or killed while on active duty
Although a child may meet one or more eligibility factors, placement in an NC Pre-K classroom is not guaranteed. Placement in your preferred location is also not guaranteed.
Applications are accepted online here:
Or you can download a paper application here:
More information can be found at the Cabarrus Partnership for Children’s website