Person County Partnership for Children is the administering agency for the state funded community-based, voluntary pre-kindergarten initiative designed to prepare at-risk four-year-olds in North Carolina for success in school. Programs are to meet high quality standards, with a specific curriculum that is focused on preparing children in developmentally appropriate ways for success in schools (e.g., emphasis on literacy, numbers, physical/fine-motor development, and problem solving/thinking). There are 115 NC Pre-K slots available in Person County and these services are currently provided at three local child serving agencies:
- Piedmont Community College Child Development Center
- Early Intervention & Family Services
- Earl Bradsher Preschool
Piedmont Community College Day Care
This five star licensed day care center is located on the campus of Piedmont Community College. This program is enriched through its relationship with the Community College which offers frequent opportunities for guests providing hands on educational experiences. Plus the children enjoy weekly campus fieldtrips. Co-op students often intern at this center. PCC has 10 NC PreK funded slots for children.
Early Intervention and Family Services
This program provides an array of services to young children from Person County. There are 15 NC Pre-K funded children. Each classroom is an inclusive classroom environment, serving typically developing children and children with or at risk for developmental disabilities. This center is also a five star rated center.
Earl Bradsher Preschool
In addition to providing NC Pre-K classrooms, This preschool also provides Head Start, Pre-K, and Preschool Exceptional Children services. Additionally, children enrolled at Earl Bradsher receive comprehensive services including family support and assistance to access needed health services. Learning Connections, a preschool resource center is available for children, families, child care providers, and teachers in the area. There are currently 90 NC Pre-K slots. Earl Bradsher is a five star rated center, also.
NC Pre-K Program requirements
Requirements are established by the state. The current At-Risk Criteria includes: -- Pre-K students must be at-risk as defined primarily by low income. Families of children served must be at or below 75% of the state median income. ---Twenty percent of enrolled children may exceed this income level is they: 1) Have an identified disability 2) Are limited English proficient 3) Have a developmental/educational delay, and/or have a chronic health problem 4) Age: Children must be 4 by August 31st. They must be eligible for public kindergarten the following year. Priority for Pre-K Services: In all counties of North Carolina, unserved Children receive top priority for NC Pre-K services. Only after all identified unserved children whose parents choose to enroll them are served are sites to move to priorities for under-served children.
For More Information: Parents or others who are interested in learning more about child eligibility for NC Pre-K should contact our office.
Priority for NC Pre-K Services
In all counties of North Carolina, unserved Children receive top priority for NC Pre-K services. Only after all identified unserved children whose parents choose to enroll them are served are sites to move to priorities for under-served children.