Moore County's NC Pre-K Application Process page

NC Pre-K Application Process

NC Pre-K is a free preschool program for at-risk children. Acceptance is based on need and number of slots available NOT first come, first serve.  Application intake for the 2020-2021 school year at the following locations:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Vass Lake-View Elementary

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Robbins Elementary School

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at Aberdeen Primary School-CANCELLED*

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at
Carthage Elementary School-CANCELLED*

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at 
Southern Pines Primary-CANCELLED*

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at 
West End Elementary School-CANCELLED*
Eligibility Requirements

  • Your child must be four years old by August 31, 2020. 
  • 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 doctor-bring documentation (excludes asthma); limited English proficiency; a current IEP for speech services or for a developmental delay; or military. 
  • Your child is NOT currently enrolled in a childcare center, preschool or Head Start Program.
Please Bring to Application Intake
  • Child's Birth Certificate
  • Parent/Guardian's Driver License, Picture ID or other proof of residency
  • Child's Social Security or Medicaid Card if American Citizen.
  • Proof of income for both parents/guardians (2019 tax records or 2 current pay stubs; documentation of other income).
  • If  applicable: Documentation of health conditions or special needs; proof of active duty military service.

Instrucciones para aplicar a NC Pre-K para 2020
Directions for Applying to NC Pre-K for 2020

For more information, please call...
  • Judy Heffner at the Moore County Schools, Education Center - Phone: 910.947.2342
  • Brittney Mays at Partners for Families and Children - Phone: 910.949.4045 

Please note that slots available for NC Pre-K for the 2019-2020 school year are full. You can make an appointment with Judy Heffner at(910) 947-2342 ext. 200285 to complete a late application. If your child qualifies, your child will be put on the NC Pre-K Waiting List.


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