Moore County's Preschool page


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 olds 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:

  •  Your child must be 4-years-old by August 31, 2021.preschool
  • 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

The deadline for completed application submission is May 1, 2021. Parents will be notified of student selection by May 15, 2021.
Click here for more information and to access applications.  

NC Pre-K Instructions and Application for 2021
Instrucciones para aplicar a NC Pre-K para 2021 and  Aplicaciones

Moore County Schools offers tuition pre-school 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 2020-2021 school year are full. If you are interested in putting your child on the Tuition Waiting List, please complete the Tuition Wait List Form

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

Moore County NC Pre-K Committee Meetings 2020-2021
July 29, 2020
October 12, 2020
November 14, 2020
February 10, 2021
April 15, 2021

Location:  Partners for Children & Families
7720 NC-22, Carthage, NC 28327

Please call 910-949-4045 if you would like a link to the meeting so you can join virtually.

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

For questions please contact:
Judy M. Heffner, Ed.D.
Preschool Specialist
910-947-2342 Ext. 2000285

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