Your 4-year-old child may be eligible to attend preschool.

Stokes Partnership for Children administers the NC Pre-K program. 

These classrooms are located in the public schools, Head Start, and private child care centers.

NC Pre-K is a statewide initiative to provide a high quality pre-kindergarten experience for at-risk 4 year olds to prepare them to enter school the following year.


Age Requirements

  1. A child must turn 4 years old on or before August 31st of the program year.

  2. Children who are age eligible for kindergarten cannot be served with NCPK funds. 

Income Requirements: 

A child that meets the age requirements is eligible for NC Pre-K if the child is from a family whose gross income is at or below 75% of the State Median Income level.


Additional Eligibility Criteria

Children of Eligible Military Families:

Any age-eligible child who is a child of either of the following shall be eligible for the program, without regard to income:  an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States OR a member of the Armed Forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty.


Additional Eligible Children:

Once all income eligible children are served, age-eligible children may be enrolled who have family incomes in excess of 75% of the state median income if the child has one of the following risk factors:

  • Identified developmental disability (has Individualized Education Plan)

  • Limited English Proficiency as indicated by the family and/or child speaking limited or no English in the home

  • An educational need as indicated by the child’s performance results on an approved developmental screening

  • A chronic health condition that the professional health care provider has diagnosed and identified to interfere with a child's development and learning


Stokes Partnership for Children is the Contract Administrator for the NCPK program in Stokes County. This means that all applications for NCPK are processed and eligibility determined at Stokes Partnership for Children. Applications may be picked up from our office located at 151 Jefferson Church Rd. in King, NC or downloaded below.


NC Pre-K classrooms in Stokes County are located at:
Danbury Head Start
King Elementary
London Elementary
Mt. Olive Head Start
New Life Center (Walnut Cove)
Pinnacle Elementary

Poplar Springs Elementary

Sandy Ridge Elementary
Walnut Cove Elementary

2020-2021 School Year Application and Information

Information needed to complete the application:

Completed/Signed Application

Verification of Income (pay stubs, 1040 tax forms, child support, etc.) 

Copy of Child’s Certified Birth Certificate

** Incomplete applications cannot be processed & will be returned**
Although applications will continue be accepted, the first deadline for eligibility and placement determination will be March 31st.

For more information please contact:

Shannon Cox, NCPK Coordinator at 336.985.2676, ext. 147

Or e-mail to

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Contact us: 

Stokes Partnership for Children

151 Jefferson Church Road, Suite 104

PO Box 2319

King, NC 27021