It’s March and the 2022–2023 Onslow County Preschool Application is now open! Our preschool programs serve more than 700 children in both public and private sites annually. If your child will be 3 or 4 years old by August 31, 2022, it’s time to apply for preschool.
If you still need support, reach out to our School Readiness Team at (910) 968-2722 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC Pre-K is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-olds. If your child will be 4 years old by August 31st of 2022, we encourage you to apply.
Three School, funded by Smart Start, is a One Place program designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible three-year-olds. If your child will be 3 years old by August 31st of 2022—and if you are working or currently enrolled in school—we encourage you to apply.
Yes! NC Pre-K and Three School teachers are professionals with degrees in early education or a related area of study. NC Pre-K teachers are required to hold a NC Teaching License.
The NC Pre-K and Three School Requirements are built upon the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development. NC Pre-K uses Creative Curriculum, a comprehensive research-based and research-proven curriculum that offers developmentally appropriate programs that extend children’s learning.
Teachers use their knowledge and assessment of individual children to plan the environment and activities to meet the needs of young children. Teachers also conduct regular and ongoing assessments using Teaching Strategies Gold.
Family Engagement is encouraged! All families should feel welcome to visit and participate in different activities throughout the year. Conferences are held three times throughout the year to provide opportunities to share and learn about your child’s development. Teachers conduct ongoing assessments and collect samples of children’s work to show evidence of child progress towards developmental goals and objectives.
All NC Pre-K and Three School classes are 6.5 hours per day. The daily schedule consists of the following:
Eligibility is based on age and income requirements. Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before August 31st, 2022. All age-eligible children are welcome to apply.
Yes, Eligible 4-year-old children who are the dependent of a member of the United States Armed Forces that was active duty within the past 18 months, injured while serving, or killed while serving, are eligible without regard to income. Determination of child eligibility does not guarantee placement in the NC Pre-K Program. *Three School does not provide an income exception for military families due to funding requirements.
Yes! A 4-year-old child that has one or more of the following risk factors may be eligible:
Participation in NC Pre-K and Three School is based on the allocation of spaces and the child’s priority for placement. Priority is determined for each child based on the following:
The Onslow County online preschool application may be completed on a computer or a mobile device. If you’re using your phone’s “auto-fill” option, please verify all fields contain the correct information so we can get in touch with you easily.
No. Once you begin the application in ChildPlus you will need to complete it.
On average, the NC Pre-K application takes 30–45 minutes.
To complete your online application for NC Pre-K, you will need the following documents:
No worries! The NC Pre-K application allows attachments in multiple formats. You can take photographs of your documents and upload those as JPG or JPEG files.
Yes, you can still submit an application without uploading all of your documents—but your application will not be processed until all documents have been submitted.
We’re here to help! If you have trouble uploading your documents or completing the application, contact email@example.com or (910) 968-2722. One of our staff members will reach out to help you complete your application.
Nope! OCS and One Place collaborate to provide NC Pre-K to families in Onslow County. Please complete only one application.
A member of our School Readiness Team will contact you if additional information is needed to process your application.
We’d be happy to provide an update. Reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (910) 968-2722.
Reach out to us at (910) 968-2722 or email us at email@example.com.