Pre-K

  • We provide preschool services for eligible children through our Title I Pre-Kindergarten Program and our Preschool Special Education Services within the Office of Early Learning.

    Title I Pre-Kindergarten Program

    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.

    Preschool Special Education Services

    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.

    Preschool Special Education Services are based on the Individualized Education Program that is written for each child. Goals and objectives are written according to an educational model. Any related services that the child receives are designed to support the educational goals.

    Preschool children with disabilities are served in a variety of settings and natural environments which may include home, child care centers, private child care homes, Head Start, mental health operated programs, private preschool programs and public school classrooms. 

    Starting the referral process for Preschool Special Education Services:

    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.

    Contact the Office of Early Learning:
    110 Corning Rd, Suite 2100
    Cary, NC 27518
    Phone: (919) 431-7700
    Email: child-find-office@wcpss.net
    Fax:(919) 431-7617 

    WCPSS Website for Preschool Services

  • Jeffreys Grove part day preschool provides small group instruction for children ages 3 to their transition into kindergarten, for 2 hours and 45 minutes four days a week. 

    The fifth day of the week is designated for Family School Partnership. Research shows parent involvement is directly related to student achievement. We offer individual home visits, conferences, and regional meetings on topics of interest for parents. 

    Groups are scheduled in the morning or in the afternoon and there are up to 12 children in each group. Children must meet eligibility requirements to be in the program. Each child has individual goals for instruction. 

    We use the Creative Curriculum which is a center based approach to preschool learning. We incorporate the SEFEL model for social emotional development for our students and use Conscious Discipline strategies. 

    Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome you and your child and look forward to a year of learning. 

  • Erika Barnes

    ejbarnes@wcpss.net

     

    Danielle Dibble 

    ddibble@wcpss.net