• North Carolin Pre-Kindergarten Program Overview

    What is North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten?

    North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NC PreK) is a state-funded, pre-kindergarten program.  North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten is designed to provide 4-year-old children, who may not otherwise be served, with a valuable educational experience.  This program provides young children with access to a specific curriculum and preschool experience to enhance their school readiness.  The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program standards are built on the premise that in order to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the major domains of development outlined by the National Education Goals Panel.  Each of these domains is critical to children's well being, in particular for their success in reading and math as they come to school.  The five domains are:

    Health and physical development
    Social and emotional development
    Language development and communication
    Cognition and general knowledge
    Approaches toward learning
    North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten children are required to have a health assessment upon enrollment.  A developmental assessment will also be provided to identify special needs and monitor growth in the program. 

    Why North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten?
    The purpose is to help children make a smooth transition to kindergarten so they are at a lower risk for failure.  The Bladen County North Carolina Pre Kindergarten program is designed to provide at-risk four-year-old children with an opportunity for quality preschool education.

    What Does North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Offer?

    North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten offers children a high quality early childhood learning environment for children with developmental, social and other risk factors that may affect their success in school.

    What are the requirements for North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten?

    Certified birth certificate - 4 years old on or before August 31 of current year
    Health Assessment - Physical form completed
    Shot record
    Health and emergency information records
    Proof of residence (i.e. phone bill or rent receipt).

    Who administers the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten program in Bladen County?

    The Bladen County Public School System administers the program in Bladen County.

    What are some other things that are important to know about the Bladen County North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program in the Bladen County School System?

     Follow Creative Curriculum and Opening the World of Learning (OWL) curriculum
     Lunch at different time from other students
     Sit in first four rows of bus
     One to nine ratio of adults to students
     Always two adults with children at all times
     Screened at beginning and end of program
     Follow daycare laws at all times
    What school sites have North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Programs?


    Theresia Wright, PreK Coordinator - (910) 862-4136 ext. 159
    Ann Brown, PreK Director - (910) 862-4136 ext. 10013