Huntersville, NC Locations

It’s not hard to find an excellent pre-k program in Huntersville, NC. This is one of many reasons why Huntersville is such a great place to raise a family. MECK Pre-K is proud to offer pre-K classrooms at three child development centers that make pre-K education more accessible to children across the county.

Our Huntersville Locations

Here are the three child development centers in Huntersville that offer free pre-K through MECK Pre-K:

Cadence Academy Preschool-

12330 Eastfield Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Cadence Academy Preschool-

16420 Sedgebrook Lane
Huntersville, NC 28078

University Child Development Center-

16701 Northcross Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078

MECK Pre-K Information

What Is MECK Pre-K?

MECK Pre-K is high-quality, free pre-k education open to all four-year-old children in Mecklenburg County. Classrooms are located in licensed child development centers. Classes are taught by licensed teachers and highly qualified assistant teachers.

The program is open to all children in Mecklenburg County, regardless of your level. Children need to turn 4 on or before August 31 of that school year.

Benefits of Pre-K

High quality pre-K prepares children for the demands of life — not just in the short-term as they succeed in school, but also in the long-term as they grow up, become employed, and contribute to the strength of the community. Children experience growth in social and emotional skills, language and literacy abilities, mathematical and scientific thinking, and the joy of learning. 

Their time at pre-K also encourages them to become more independent and resilient. They’ll be away from you for a longer period than they’re used to, which can help make the future transition to kindergarten less jarring. 

How to Apply

If your child is the appropriate age and lives in Mecklenburg County, you can apply for MECK Pre-K using the online application form. You’ll need a few things for the application. This includes:

  • Valid email address
  • Proof of your child’s age and legal name (birth certificate, passport)
  • Proof of your own identity (state-issued driver’s license, passport)
  • Proof of current residency in Mecklenburg County (vehicle registration, utility bill)
  • Child’s immunization records and recent physical (within one year)

Please consult our enrollment page for more information on accepted documents and the application process in general.

Apply to Free Huntersville NC Preschools

MECK Pre-K’s experienced educators are here to help children develop their learning and emotional skills. This prepares them academically and gives them confidence for the challenges that lie ahead. The best part? It’s entirely free for families living in Mecklenburg County. 

If you’d like your child to attend a free pre-K program in Huntersville, you’re welcome to apply now. Have any questions about our program, Huntersville locations, or the application process? Please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience. We’d be happy to help you.