Choosing High Quality Child Care


We are currently accepting Pre-K applications by mail with supporting documentation. Download the application below and mail it in with all the required documents to:

NC Pre-K Program
PO Box 1245
Rocky Mount, NC 27802

To participate in these pre-kindergarten programs your child must be four years old on or before August 31st of the current program year and must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Family’s gross income is at or below 75% of the State Median Income level
  • Child has an identified developmental disability
  • Child has Limited English Proficiency (LEP) as indicated by the family and/or child speaking limited or no English in the home
  • Child has an educational need as indicated by the child’s performance results on an approved developmental screening or in an existing Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Child has a chronic health condition as indicated by the diagnosis from a professional health care provider
  • Child and family are identified as homeless
  • Child is a member of an eligible military family

**Determination of eligibility does not guarantee a placement in a pre-k program. Placement is also determined by availability of funds**

In an effort to keep parents informed of the health and safety measures that our Scholarship and NC Pre-K sites are taking to keep children safe in this COVID-19 environment, we are providing a link to the most recent health and safety toolkit.

ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit

THE NC PRE-K ADVISORY COMMITTEE – The NC Pre-K Program requires every county (or region) that chooses to participate to establish and maintain an Advisory Committee. This committee is represented in part by local school boards and systems, the local Smart Start partnership, licensed child care providers, Head Start, Department of Social Service, parent(s) of preschool-age children, and the child care resource and referral agency. In Nash/Edgecombe Counties, the NC Pre-K Advisory Committee meets at a minimum of four times a year.

NC Pre-K Committee Meeting Schedule for 2024-25*

Meeting dates are:

August 15, 2024 11:00 am via Zoom

September 19, 2024 11:00 am via Zoom

November 21, 2024 11:00 am via Zoom

February 20, 2025 11:00 am via Zoom

May 8, 2025 11:00 am (in-person meeting)

These meetings are open to the public. To receive your link for the zoom meeting, please email Johneshia Hunter at least 24 hours in advance at

*This meeting schedule is subject to change.