Moore County's Preschool page

Preschool

Preschool 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:

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  • 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 open for the 23-24 school year. Submitting an application does not guarantee a spot  in one of our locations.  Please use the following link. 
NC PRE K 23-24 Application

On-Site Applications will be available for the 2024-2025 school year at the following
locations from 8am until 11am on the dates listed below.

Carthage Elementary March 15th
Southern Pines Elementary March 18th
West End Elementary March 19th
Aberdeen Elementary March 20th
Robbins Elementary March 21st
Vass Lakeview Elementary March 22nd


Additional Forms:
Shared Housing Affidavit       Afidavit De Casa Compartida


Tuition:
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. 

Classes for the Tuition Pre-School for the 2023-2024 school year have openings at the Aberdeen and Robbins locations. If you are interested in tuition preschool, please complete the Tuition application

Fill out our tuition Pre-school application for the 2023-2024 school year. Information regarding the upcoming 2024-2025 school year will be available soon!

Click here for a list of Moore County Schools Preschool Sites.

Resources:
Free Developmental Screenings for 3-5 year old's (must be 5 years old after 8/31/2023.)
Do you have a concern regarding your child's development? Stop by one of our screenings sponsored by our Preschool Assessment team. Be sure to bring your child's birth certificate or passport. Each location will be available for screenings from 8am to 11am on the dates listed below.

February 19th West End Elementary
March 18th Aberdeen Elementary 
April 15th Vass Lakeview Elementary 
May 20th Westmoore Elementary
June 3rd Southern Pines Elementary


Click here
for additional resources.

Regional Child Care Referral Line 1-877-230-3024 or Search for Child Care Online http://ncchildcaresearch.dhhs.state.nc.us/search.asp

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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