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.
A child must turn 4 years old on or before August 31st of the program year.
Children who are age eligible for kindergarten cannot be served with NCPK funds.
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
Mt. Olive Head Start
Mudpies of King
New Life Center (Walnut Cove)
Sandy Ridge Elementary
Walnut Cove Elementary
2019-2020 School Year Application and Information
Information needed to complete the application:
Verification of Income (pay stubs, 1040 tax forms, child support, etc.)
Zero Income Statement (if applicable)
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 email@example.com
NC Pre-K Site
Immediate openings are available in Stokes County’s NC Pre-K program for eligible 4 year olds. Any child who turned 4 on or before August 31st of 2019 may be eligible to attend pre-k from January 2020 until the end of the school year. There is no charge to families for children who qualify. Contact Shannon Cox at Stokes Partnership for Children at 336-985-2676. There is limited availability at Walnut Cove Elementary and Poplar Springs Elementary. A child does not have to live in the school’s district to attend pre-k.