For decades, the benefits of attending preschool have been widely studied by experts—and research has continued to find that preschool not only gives young children a leg up on learning, but it also boosts social skills, listening skills, and emotional development.
At One Place, our preschool programs serve more than 700 children in both public and private sites annually. If you are interested in the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten program for the 22-23 school year, applications are now available online. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of preschool and how you can complete an application for your child.
Depending on the age of your child, there are two options:
Pre-K and Three School is a 6.5 hour day program that operates on the public school calendar. All the program standards are built on the mindset that for a child to be successful in school, they must be prepared in five major areas:
1. Health and Physical Development
2. Social and Emotional Development
3. Language Development and Communication
4. Cognition and General Knowledge
5. Approaches to Learning
Both NC Pre-K and Three School programs include a few key features:
Enrolling your child in a preschool program will have a tremendously positive impact on the rest of their life. One study discovered that children who participated in preschool programs were less likely to be arrested, more likely to graduate, and less likely to struggle with substance abuse as adults. One follow-up study reconnected when the students were in their mid-30s and discovered that they were more likely to attend and complete college than students who did not attend preschool.
When children attend preschool programs, they’ll begin to gain important skills and develop a solid foundation for the rest of their academic life. Because a child’s brain undergoes crucial development during the first five years of their life, enrollment in a preschool program serves as a vital opportunity to build school readiness skills.
School readiness has been found to be a solid predictor of long-term achievement—and it includes cognitive, behavioral, and social skills needed to set a child up for long-term success.
Great! Here’s what you need to know to get started.
Is your child the right age? Pre-K is open for children who are 4 years old on or before August 31 of the applicable school year, and Three School is available for children who are 3 years old on or before August 31 or the program year.
If yes, be prepared with the required documents ready to submit with your application.
To learn more and find the application, visit our website here.
If you have questions about eligibility or the application process, contact us at (910) 968-2722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.