Lincoln County NC Pre-Kindergarten
Lincoln County NC Pre-K is a state funded, community-based North Carolina Prekindergarten program. This program offers high quality educational experiences for eligible 4 year olds and enhances school readiness.
Lincoln County NC Pre-K Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln/Gaston Counties is the contractor of the Lincoln County NC Pre-K Program (NC Pre-K Lincoln). Due to the recognition of NC Pre-K’s value to young children statewide, the NC General Assembly’s recently approved state budget included a provision for the elimination of the current waiting list for eligible children. NC Pre-K Lincoln targets serving a total of 174 children, of which a capacity to serve thirteen (13) additional children resulted from these expansion funds. Please contact the Partnership’s office at (704) 922-0900 if you are interested in applying for one of the NC Pre-K slots in Lincoln County.
To apply, please complete the two-step application process that includes:
Step 1: Mail your child's application, along with the required documents - certified birth certificate or shot record, two proofs of residence (power, gas, water, cable, landline, telephone, lease, or mortgage) and verification of income for all parents/step-parents living in the home of the preschool child (recent check stub, etc.) - to the Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties: 120 Roechling Street, Dallas, NC 28034.
Step 2: Bring your child to the Pre-K screening. Every child who registers for Pre-K will be screened. This is a very simple process where we ask your child some questions, look at some pictures together, etc. to see how your child is doing. Once screening is complete, we will look at each child's information, offering placement in the Pre-K classroom based on required eligibility factors. Not every child who applies is able to be placed. Your child may be placed on a waiting list. Download the Pre-K Screening flyer below for more details about this process.