How to Apply
for MECK Pre-K


Apply online on a computer, tablet or smartphone. If you are unable to apply online, email or call 704-943-9585 to schedule an appointment to apply in person.

Upload Documents

MECK Pre-K requires certain documents to verify that your child is elegible. You can securely upload these to the online application. Your application will not be complete until you have provided all the required documentation (listed below).

Check Your Email

You will receive an email or letter notifying you that your child is officially accepted into MECK Pre-K! Be sure to share the news with your friends and neighbors by posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!

If you need help with your application, contact us to speak to a MECK Pre-K staff member.

To apply for MECK Pre-K, your child must be four years old on or before August 31 of that school year and be a resident of Mecklenburg County.

What You Need to Apply
for MECK Pre-K

1. Application

You can complete an Online application or call or email to schedule an appointment to apply in person.

2. Proof of Child’s Date of Birth and Legal Name

Document must have child’s legal name and birth date such as on a Birth Certificate or Passport. Additional accepted documents can be found at Enrollment Page or by calling the MECK Pre-K office at 704-943-9585. Children must be four years old on or before August 31.

3. Proof of Parent Identity

  • Any form of government or state Photo Identification
  • State issued Driver’s License
  • State issued ID Card
  • Passport or Passport Card

4. Current Proof of Mecklenburg County Residency

Please submit one of the following documents. The name on the document must match the name of the parent submitting the application and must contain a Mecklenburg County address.

  • Any one Utility Bill or work order dated within the past 30 days, including: gas, water, electric, telephone, OR cable
  • Dated within the past 30 days: Payroll Stub, Bank Statement OR Credit Card Statement
  • Current Vehicle Registration
  • Copy of Residential Lease
  • HUD closing statement
  • Any Official Mail with current address
  • Dated within the past year: Vehicle Tax Bill, Property Tax Bill, W-2, OR Medicaid Card Copy of Residential Deed OR record of most recent Residential Mortgage Statement
  • Notarized Residency Affidavit AND copy of Mortgage Statement, Deed, or Lease from homeowner/leaseholder affirming tenancy

Health Information

If your child has a diagnosed chronic health or developmental issue you will be asked to provide related documentation so your child can be fully served. Immunization records and a recent physical (within one year) are due within 30 days of starting school.

Document Downloads

Please make sure that all documents are clear enough to read.

Applications and Documents can be easily submitted through our online application. If you are unable to apply online, you can submit your documents and completed application by:

Email as an attachment:
Take a photo with your phone and email:
Mail: MECK Pre-K 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202
Fax: 704-377-1824
In person: Please call (704) 943-9585 to make an appointment.

Once we have received your completed application and documents, we will contact you about next steps. We look forward to welcoming your child to MECK Pre-K this fall!

These documents are required by the 30th day of school

• Current Immunization Record
• Health Assessments within one year for all students

If you have questions

You may contact MECK Pre-K by email at or call (704) 943-9585. Please leave a slow, detailed message, including your child’s name and your email address, and we will be sure to respond.

Once your child is enrolled

We encourage you to share the news with your friends and neighbors on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Access our Social Media Primer here.

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