General Information

Title 1 Pre-Kindergarten
Title 1 Pre-Kindergarten is a federally funded program that serves children and families with the greatest educational needs as determined by screening.  This program is designed to provide quality educational experiences for 4-year old children that will help them prepare for successful kindergarten and other educational settings.

Eligibility:
The child must be 4 years of age by August 31st of their Pre-Kindergarten year.   Children selected for participation should qualify as evidenced by multiple criteria (developmental screening, parent observation and teacher observation).  Schools of choice and employee requests are non-applicable.  Children must reside in Cumberland County and only the parent or legal guardian may register the child. 

North Carolina PreK (NCPK)
The NCPK Program is a state funded Pre-Kindergarten program.  This program is designed, to provide quality experience for 4-year olds who are at risk for school failure in order to enhance their readiness for Kindergarten.

Eligibility:
The child must be 4 years of age by August 31st of their Pre-Kindergarten year.  Children must meet “at risk” criteria as defined by the state of North Carolina.  The criteria includes family income, identified disabilities, parent employment, military status and English proficiency. 

CCS Family Literacy Program 
The CCS Family Literacy Program provides a comprehensive family literacy program that consists of Adult Education, Children’s Education, Parent Time, Parent and Child Together Time (PACT), and home visits. This program promotes adult literacy and empowers parents to support the educational growth of their children. The program is located on the campus of Howard Health & Life Sciences High School.

Eligibility:
Several criteria must be met: the parent must qualify for the GED/ESL program sponsored by Fayetteville Technical Community College, the preschool child must be age 4 by August 31st, and the parent must be willing and able to participate in all components of the program.

Early Intervention Program
The Exceptional Children’s Preschool Program serves 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds (not eligible to attend kindergarten) who have identified disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  Please contact Jill Basnight in the Exceptional Children’s Department for more information at the following link:  http://eipp.ccs.k12.nc.us.

Registration Requirements for all Pre-Kindergarten Programs

  • Children must reside in Cumberland County

  • Only parent or legal guardian can register a child for Pre-K

  • Certified Birth Certificate

  • Immunization Record

  • Verification of Address (utility bill with parent’s name and address)
     
  • Proof of Income

  • Pictured ID

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Published by Bonita Robinson on January 24, 2014
        

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