N.C. Pre-K available for this school year

July 26, 2014

WADESBORO — Anson County Partnership for Children is accepting applications for N.C. Pre-K, a kindergarten readiness initiative that is proven to help 4-year-olds gain basic skills needed for success in elementary school. Children who are 4 years of age before Aug. 31, 2014 are eligible to apply for the program, which is free to qualifying families.

“Availability in this program is limited,” said Elaine Scarborough, Anson County Partnership for Children executive director. “If parents are interested in enrolling their children in the N.C. Pre-K program, I strongly encourage them to act quickly.”

A high priority is placed on serving children who are “at-risk.” A child is considered to be “at-risk” if the child’s family is at or below 75 percent of the state median income level or if a disability has been identified. Enrollment is also open to students who have limited English proficiency, developmental differences, chronic health conditions, or a parent who is active service personnel.

N.C. Pre-K classes operate on a regular school calendar and are designed to address emotional and social development, physical health, language development, and cognitive functioning. Teachers are highly qualified and hold a minimum of a B.A./B.S. degree, as well as specific early childhood credentials. Through incorporation of indoor and outdoor learning environments, students participate in active learning experiences to foster a lifetime love of education.

Parents interested in learning more about the N.C. Pre-K program should contact Megan Sellers at 704-694-4036 or