Moore County's Preschool page


NC Pre-K and tuition paid pre-school are full with the exception of our Robbins Elementary program.

Pre-school Programs:

NC Pre-K:
NC Pre-K is a FREE preschool program for at-risk children. Acceptance is based on need and number of seats available NOT first come first served. NC Pre-K provides high-quality pre-kindergarten classes for at-risk four year old's through the Moore County Schools preschool program. Children enrolling in the NC Pre-K Program must be determined eligible, and awarded a slot by the Moore County NC Pre-K Committee. The program serves children who are 4-years-old by August 31 of the program year and are considered at risk for poor school outcomes.

Eligibility Requirements for NC Pre-K:


  • You must be a Moore County resident
  • Your child must meet one or more of the following risk factors:
    • Low Income
    • Chronic Health Condition as Diagnosed by a Doctor
    • Limited English Proficiency
    • Current IEP for Speech Services or for a Developmental Delay
    • Military 
  • Your Child is NOT Currently Enrolled in a Childcare Center, Preschool or Headstart Program 

NC Pre-K application is closed for the 24-25 school year. The application closed on  April 30, 2024. Submitting an application does not guarantee a spot in one of our locations.  Tuition based preschool information is available at the bottom of this page. Please note that NC PRE K and tuition based preschool are two different applications

NC PRE K 24-25 Application

Additional Forms:
Shared Housing Affidavit       Afidavit De Casa Compartida

Moore County Schools offers tuition preschool spots to eligible children. Annual registration and weekly fees apply. Children in a tuition slot must pass a developmental screen (educational and speech/language) prior to enrollment. 

Priority is given to children of Moore County Schools Employees. 

Currently our tuition paid pre-schools are full with the exception of Robbins Elementary. If you are interested in tuition paid pre-school, please fill out the appropriate application based on location to get placed on a waitlist. 

Moore County School Employee Tuition Paid Pre-school

Aberdeen Tuition Paid Pre-school
Carthage Tuition Paid Pre-school
Robbins Tuition Paid Pre-school
Southern Pines Tuition Paid Pre-school
Vass Lake Tuition Paid Pre-school
West End Tuition Paid Pre-school
Westmoore Tuition Paid Pre-school

Click here for a list of Moore County Schools Pre-school Sites.


Click here
for additional resources.

Regional Child Care Referral Line 1-877-230-3024 or Search for Child Care Online

For questions, please contact:
Preschool Specialist
910-947-2342 Ext. 200239
Dr. Laura Shipman

  • Moore County Schools
  • 5277 Hwy. 15-501 South, Carthage, NC28327
  • 910-947-2976
  • 910-947-3011
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