Virtual Pre-K

Virtual Pre-K

  • For spring semester, Pre-K families should register for the virtual option if they have health or safety concerns, per guidance from NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. Students will remain enrolled at their current school as assigned. To the degree possible, students will be assigned teachers from their current school. However, in some cases, WCPSS may assign students to different schools within a region to form classes.

    Daily Structure

    Students will experience a daily school schedule that includes the same components of the school day as their peers participating in face-to-face or blended instruction to the degree feasible. They will receive counseling and social emotional support from their current school staff, as needed. School staff will make an intentional effort to make meaningful connections among students and create a true classroom community.


    Students will experience the WCPSS core instructional program online.  Instruction will be standards-aligned and focused on ensuring student development. It may not be feasible to access all specials/elective programs in a fully online environment. 

    Students will either be assigned to a teacher within their school or their school’s region.  Structures will be in place to communicate needs and progress to a student's current school if they are assigned to a teacher within the region. Preschool Program support will be provided by qualified teachers. Special Education Services support will be provided by related service providers. 

    Students will continue to receive updates and services via their assigned school. An example of school services may include 504 services. Any specialized services (i.e. 504 Plans) will be implemented by staff at the student’s current school to provide continuity of service from fall 2020.

    Teachers will work in collaboration with other school staff members to align instructional practices and expectations.

    Technical Support

    Students and families will have support from our Help Desk for technology assistance.


  • Can students with an IEP sign up for this virtual option?

  • Can a student return to attending classes at the school if they change their mind?

  • On which calendar(s) will the Pre-K Virtual Option operate?

  • What will the typical Pre-K Virtual school day be like?

  • How much time will a student be expected to spend in front of a computer? Will the schedule/routine be the same every day?

  • What are the expectations of a parent or guardian regarding ensuring their child is participating appropriately and effectively in virtual learning?

  • How is actual teaching going to be handled when a student is doing online instruction?

  • Will special services be provided virtually, too?

  • If my child receives special education and related services in a child-care or home setting, do I need to submit a Pre-K Virtual Option Registration?

  • If my child is assigned to a developmental day center for special education and related services, do I need to submit a Pre-K Virtual Option Registration?

  • How is technology going to be handled? Will students get devices/wifi if they don’t have access?

  • If I have questions about whether to register for Pre-K Virtual Option or not, who should I ask?