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We’re still taking applications

(Child must be four-years-old by August 31, 2020 and live in Mecklenburg County, NC)

If your child will not be four by August 31, 2020:

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Pre-K

We’re still taking applications

(Child must be four-years-old by August 31, 2020 and live in Mecklenburg County, NC)

If your child will not be four by August 31, 2020:

MECK Pre-K is high-quality pre-kindergarten available to qualified children.
It is County-funded and FREE of charge.

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FREE Pre-K for eligible Mecklenburg County 4-year-olds!

MECK Pre-K is FREE, available to eligible children and taught by licensed teachers and assistants.

Click here for eligibility requirements

Find A MECK Pre-K Location Near You!

MECK Pre-K is offered through high-quality four- and five-star child care centers throughout Mecklenburg County.

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What is MECK Pre-K?

MECK Pre-K is a County-funded program that offers free, quality pre-kindergarten to eligible four-year-old children. Classrooms are located across the County. All MECK Pre-K classes are taught by a licensed teacher and teacher assistant.

MECK Pre-K is enrolling eligible children now.

What is MECK Pre-K?

MECK Pre-K is a County-funded program and therefore free for children who qualify. Classrooms will be located across the County. All MECK Pre-K classes will be taught by a licensed teacher and teacher assistant.

MECK Pre-K aims to ultimately offer universal pre-kindergarten to all of the County’s 4-year-old children. We are adding new Pre-K classrooms across Mecklenburg County and working to enroll eligible children now.

Why should children attend Pre-K?

Decades of research have shown that Pre-K makes a difference in the school readiness of children. Not just in the short-term to get children ready to succeed in school, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed, and contribute to the strength of the economy.

Participation in Pre-K fosters the development of the whole child

Each 6.5 hour school day will be filled with hands-on, project-based lessons and activities to foster children’s confidence, creativity, critical thinking skills, and to promote positive growth and development for all children. Areas of child development include:

Social & Emotional Skills: Children will exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner, participate as a member of the class community, use words and adults to manage conflicts, and follow class rules and routines.

Creative Arts: Children will become aware of art and use materials for exploration and expression, become aware of music and participate in music experiences.

Scientific Thinking: Children will question and investigate through active exploration and seek answers or solutions through active problem solving.

Social Studies: Children will begin to understand the role of self and others as members of families and community, show an awareness of other cultures, and show an interest in caring for the environment.

Technology: Children will explore the computer and its components and use age-appropriate software to support learning.

Is your child eligible for MECK Pre-K?

To be eligible for MECK Pre-K, children must be four on or before August 31 and live in Mecklenburg County. If you have considered or applied for and/or been wait listed for childcare subsidy or other Pre-Kindergarten programs, you could be eligible for MECK Pre-K.

APPLY TODAY

To apply for the upcoming school year, your child must be age four on or before August 31 of that year and live in Mecklenburg County. Families must show proof of child’s date of birth and legal name, proof of residency in Mecklenburg County, and household income. For more information on the MECK Pre-K Program, call MECK Pre-K at 704-943-9585.

What is MECK Pre-K?

MECK Pre-K is a County-funded program and therefore free for children who qualify. Classrooms will be located across the County. All MECK Pre-K classes will be taught by a licensed teacher and teacher assistant.

MECK Pre-K aims to ultimately offer universal pre-kindergarten to all of the County’s 4-year-old children. We are enrolling eligible children now.

What is MECK Pre-K?

MECK Pre-K is a County-funded program and therefore free for children who qualify. Classrooms will be located across the County. All MECK Pre-K classes will be taught by a licensed teacher and teacher assistant.

MECK Pre-K aims to ultimately offer universal pre-kindergarten to all of the County’s 4-year-old children. We are adding new Pre-K classrooms across Mecklenburg County and working to enroll eligible children now.

Why should children attend Pre-K?

Decades of research have shown that Pre-K makes a difference in the school readiness of children. Not just in the short-term to get children ready to succeed in school, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed, and contribute to the strength of the economy.

Participation in Pre-K fosters the development of the whole child

Each 6½-hour school day will be filled with hands-on, project-based lessons and activities to foster children’s confidence, creativity, critical thinking skills, and to promote positive growth and development for all children. Areas of child development include:

Social & Emotional Skills: Children will exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner, participate as a member of the class community, use words and adults to manage conflicts, and follow class rules and routines.

Creative Arts: Children will become aware of art and use materials for exploration and expression, become aware of music and participate in music experiences.

Scientific Thinking: Children will question and investigate through active exploration and seek answers or solutions through active problem solving.

Social Studies: Children will begin to understand the role of self and others as members of families and community, show an awareness of other cultures, and show an interest in caring for the environment.

Technology: Children will explore the computer and its components and use age-appropriate software to support learning.

Is your child eligible for MECK Pre-K?

To be eligible for MECK Pre-K, children must be four on or before August 31 and live in Mecklenburg County. If you have considered or applied for and/or been wait listed for childcare subsidy or other Pre-Kindergarten programs, you could be eligible for MECK Pre-K.

REGISTER TODAY

To apply for the 2020-21 school year, your child must be age 4 on or before August 31, 2020 and live in Mecklenburg County. Families must show birth certificate, proof of residency in Mecklenburg County, and household income. For more information on the MECK Pre-K Program, call MECK Pre-K at 704-943-9585.

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MECK Pre-K

704-943-9585
info@MeckPreK.org
FAX: 704-377-1824

601 E. 5th Street, #200
Charlotte, NC 28202

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MECK Pre-K is administered by Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

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MECK Pre-K is funded by Mecklenburg County.
© 2020 Mecklenburg County. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

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MECK Pre-K

704-943-9585
info@MeckPreK.org

601 E. 5th Street, #200
Charlotte, NC 28202

 

 

 

MECK Pre-K is administered by Smart Start of Mecklenburg County

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MECK Pre-K is funded by Mecklenburg County.
© 2020 Mecklenburg County. All rights reserved.

 

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