Preschool

  • General Developmental Sequence Toddler through Preschool

    The link above presents typical activities and achievements for children from two to five years of age. It is important to keep in mind that the timeframes presented are averages and some children may achieve various developmental milestones earlier or later than the average but still be within the normal range. The information is presented to help parents understand what to expect from their child. Any questions you may have about your child’s development should be shared with his doctor or teacher. For more information.

     
    Title 1 Preschool
    (Wake County Public School System)

    The Title I Pre-Kindergarten Program is designed to provide a child-centered, developmentally appropriate experience for 4-year-old children in need of academic support. The program stresses an environment that motivates learning through exploration and discovery. The goal of the program is to prepare children to enter Kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. Screenings for student participation are offered each spring. Students qualify based on academic need.

    If you or a family you know is applying to the Title 1 Preschool Program and is in transition, please contact the School Liaison for eligibility and assistance with the application process. If eligible for the McKinney-Vento Program, the family does not have to provide a birth certificate or proof of residency.

    Link | WCPSS Title 1 Preschool
    Contacts | School Contacts

     

    Special Education Preschool
    (Wake County Public School System)

    Preschool Special Education Services are designed for children ages 3 to 5 with disabilities and in need of specially designed instruction. The goal of the program is to provide the support these children need at an early age, so by the time they enter Kindergarten, they have the support, services and skills they need to be successful.

    If you suspect your child has a disability and may need special education services, and your child is 3-5 years of age, you may request to start the referral process by contacting the Office of Early Learning at (919) 431-7700 or email child-find-office@wcpss.net. If a family is in transition at the time of contacting the Office of Early Learning, please ask to speak to the Social Worker so they can determine eligibility, educate the family on the rights and services, assist with the referral process (ex. waiving required documentation), connecting families with community resources, etc. Currently, there are three Social Workers in the Office of Early Learning.

    Link | WCPSS Special Education Preschool
    Contact: Office of Early Learning, (919) 431-7700
    child-find-office@wcpss.net

     

    Resources

    Apply to NC PreK, Head Start and Title I Preschool by completing one application here.

    Project CATCH (Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless) provides the following services:

    • Developmental screenings
    • Transportation to and from appointments (when possible)
    • Referrals to specialized service providers regarding mental, physical, & emotional health
    • Help with accessing child care
    • Assistance with basic needs: food, clothing, diapers, etc.
    • After school programs & summer camps

Contact Us

Call your McKinney-Vento School Contact. You can also use the online form or call (919) 694-0582 to contact the District Liaison. 


  • Michelle Mozingo, MSW
    McKinney-Vento District Liaison

    NC Homeless Education Program
    Lisa Phillips, State Coordinator
    PO Box 5367
    Greensboro, N.C. 27435
    Phone: (336) 315-7491
    Toll-free: (800) 659-3204