Smart Start Pre-K
DO YOU HAVE A 4 YEAR OLD?
The Rockingham County Partnership for Children (RCPC), your local Smart Start agency, is now accepting applications for the current school year for the NC Pre-k Program. If your child will be four years old by August 31, 2020 your child may qualify for the program.
INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR NC PRE-K?
To request an application by mail, click here.
WHAT IS NC PRE-K?
NC Pre-k is a state-funded, community-based pre-kindergarten program. NC Pre-k is designed to provide 4-year-old children, who may not otherwise be served, with a valuable educational experience. This part-day program provides young children with access to a specific curriculum and preschool experience to enhance their school readiness. The NC Pre-k 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.