MECK Pre-K
Site Selection 2023-24 Application

MECK Pre-K
Site Selection 2023-24 Application

Dear Child Care Program Partner,

Are you interested in having a new MECK Pre-K classroom(s) at your facility for the 2023-2024 school year? Then please come to the information session to find out about program requirements and the application process!

Mark your calendar for:

Are you interested in having a new MECK Pre-K classroom(s) at your facility for the 2023-2024 school year? Then please come to the information session to find out about program requirements and the application process!

Mark your calendar for:

MECK PRE-K
SITE SELECTION INFORMATION SESSION

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
10:00AM – 12:00PM

Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85145634631?pwd=TENOTFh0T2locVhES04zWGdXT0twUT09
Meeting ID: 851 4563 4631 
   Passcode: 244986

MECK PRE-K INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
10:00AM – 12:00PM

Zoom Meeting:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85145634631?pwd=TENOTFh0T2locVhES04zWGdXT0twUT09
Meeting ID: 851 4563 4631
Passcode: 244986

This is phase five of a six-year plan to expand pre-kindergarten to all Mecklenburg four-year-olds. It is an incredible opportunity to provide a free high-quality educational experience for all children in Mecklenburg County in order to prepare them for kindergarten and school success.

We are now accepting applications from all star-licensed centers (excludes centers located in residences) in Mecklenburg County that are interested in becoming a MECK Pre-K site beginning Fall 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. Site applications will be available online at www.MeckPreK.org beginning Thursday, October 27, 2022. Original, hard-copy, completed applications are due in the MECK Pre-K Office located at 601 East 5th St, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202 by December 6th, 2022, no later than 4:00 p.m.

Please note that in order to be considered for a MECK Pre-K classroom, your site must complete all of the following steps:

Step 1: Hold a star rated license (temporary, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5).

Step 2: Have a 90% or higher license compliance history (no violations for child/staff ratio, supervision, or child maltreatment) for the past 18 months

Step 3: Guarantee to adhere to MECK Pre-K Policies.

Step 4: Guarantee transportation and wrap-around care for ALL MECK Pre-K students placed at your site if you indicate on your application that you provide these services. 

Step 5: Guarantee to operate a MECK Pre-K classroom for 6.5 hours/day, 10 months per year and follow the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools calendar. 

Step 6: Have an available classroom licensed for a minimum of 20 children; it must be a closed room with a restroom and sink. (Please note: the maximum number of students MECK Pre-K puts in a single classroom is 18, with a 1:9 ratio. MECK Pre-K provides all furnishings and equipment for the room and because some of it is large, we seek an adequate size space to place our classrooms.) 

Step 7: Have at least one floater working full time at the site. 

Step 8: Guarantee to have a Site Administrator on-site to monitor the MECK Pre-K program during the MECK Pre-K hours of operation (Site Administrator must hold a Principal License or Level III NC Early Childhood Administrator Credential). 

This is phase five of a six-year plan to expand pre-kindergarten to all Mecklenburg four-year-olds. It is an incredible opportunity to provide a free high-quality educational experience for all children in Mecklenburg County in order to prepare them for kindergarten and school success.

We are now accepting applications from all star-licensed centers (excludes centers located in residences) in Mecklenburg County that are interested in becoming a MECK Pre-K site beginning Fall 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. Site applications will be available online at www.MeckPreK.org beginning Thursday, October 27, 2022. Original, hard-copy, completed applications are due in the MECK Pre-K Office located at 601 East 5th St, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202 by December 6th, 2022, no later than 4:00 p.m.

Please note that in order to be considered for a MECK Pre-K classroom, your site must complete all of the following steps:

Step 1: Hold a star rated license (temporary, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5).

Step 2: Have a 90% or higher license compliance history (no violations for child/staff ratio, supervision, or child maltreatment) for the past 18 months

Step 3: Guarantee to adhere to MECK Pre-K Policies.

Step 4: Guarantee transportation and wrap-around care for ALL MECK Pre-K students placed at your site if you indicate on your application that you provide these services.

Step 5: Guarantee to operate a MECK Pre-K classroom for 6.5 hours/day, 10 months per year and follow the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools calendar.

Step 6: Have an available classroom licensed for a minimum of 20 children; it must be a closed room with a restroom and sink. (Please note: the maximum number of students MECK Pre-K puts in a single classroom is 18, with a 1:9 ratio. MECK Pre-K provides all furnishings and equipment for the room and because some of it is large, we seek an adequate size space to place our classrooms.)

Step 7: Have at least one floater working full time at the site.

Step 8: Guarantee to have a Site Administrator on-site to monitor the MECK Pre-K program during the MECK Pre-K hours of operation (Site Administrator must hold a Principal License or Level III NC Early Childhood Administrator Credential).

Thank you in advance for your interest in partnering with us to implement this exciting Pre-K program for the County’s four-year-olds.

Thank you in advance for your interest in partnering with us to implement this exciting Pre-K program for the County’s four-year-olds.