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Do you have a child who will be 4 YEARS OLD before August 31, 2016?
If so, you may qualify for the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program. The NC Pre-K Program serves children and prepares them for success in school.


¿Tiene ustéd un niño/a que tendrá 4 años de edad antes de Agosto 31, 2016?
Si así es, tal vez podría calificar para el programa de Pre-kinder de NC. El programa de NCPK da servicios a niños que están en riesgo y los prepara para el éxito académico.

Llame a nuestra oficina antes del 30 de Abril para mas informacion!

(910) 592-9399 211 W. Main Street Clinton NC 28328








The North Carolina Pre-kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K), (formerly known as the More at Four Program,) provides high quality educational experiences for income-eligible four-year-olds, in order to enhance their kindergarten readiness. Children served by NC Pre-K typically attend a full school day (6-1/2 hours), full school year program (10 months) and may be served in classrooms in the public schools, licensed child care centers or Head Start programs.
The program targets children who are four years old by August 31, will be entering kindergarten the following year, and who may be at risk for poor school outcomes. Factors that can influence poor school outcomes include low income, limited English proficiency, identified disability, chronic health condition and developmental or educational need.
During the 2014-2015 school year, Sampson County served approximately 359 NC Pre-K children in partnership with the following NC Pre-K providers: Clinton City Schools, Sampson County Schools, Sampson County Head Start and private high quality child care centers.
“Most of the children we serve in this program will be children who have not previously received services. These children benefit from a year of pre-kindergarten by being prepared social-emotionally and cognitively to participate equally in the kindergarten learning experience.
Victoria Byrd, Executive Director

For more information, please contact us at 910-592-9399, 211 W. Main Street Clinton NC 28328

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The FY 2015-16 site selection process for Sampson County NC Pre-K is now open. Child care centers with 4/5 star license and fully qualified teaching staff are eligible to apply. The contracted service is for school year 2016-17 with the potential of an additional school year. The application may be accessed through the NC Pre-K Site Selection Application Link on the Right of this page.

Fully completed applications are due to the Partnership by 4:00 PM February 18, 2016.

The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. The NC Pre-K Program Requirements are built on the National Education Goals Panel’s premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains that are critical to children’s overall well-being and success in reading and math as they enter school:

• Approaches to play and learning
• Emotional and social development
• Health and Physical Development
• Language development and communication
• Cognitive development

The NC Pre-K Program Requirements are designed to ensure that a high-quality pre-kindergarten classroom experience is provided for eligible four-year-old children in each local NC Pre-K Program and that, to the extent possible, uniformity exists across the state. Programs are also required to meet the NC Child Care Rules. Program benchmarks include comprehensive Early Learning Standards; staff meet education/licensure requirements, professional development; 1:9 staff/child ratio; developmental screens and referral; evidence-based curriculum and formative assessments; monitoring and nutritional requirements.

The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. NC Pre-K programs must meet the NC Child Care Rules, including specific rules for administrators and teachers, the NC Pre-K Program Requirements and other state-level policy. The NC Pre-K Program is administered by the Sampson County Partnership for Children and operated in 4- and 5-star-rated classrooms in public schools, child care centers and Head Start programs. Lead Teachers in these classrooms must hold or be working toward a North Carolina Birth-through-Kindergarten or Preschool Add-on Standard Professional II license. Child Care Center Directors/Administrators must also meet certain educational requirements for the site to be eligible to apply.
Additionally, sites must fully implement the Creative Curriculum, Teaching Strategies GOLD and fully participate in technical assistance as provided by the Partnership staff. Computer literacy and high-speed internet connectivity is required. While the Partnership has provided classroom materials in the past, the State no longer issues start-up funding, so sites are responsible for acquiring and maintaining appropriate materials in the NC Pre-K classroom.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Victoria Byrd at 910.592.9399 if you have any questions.

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