Stokes County NC Pre-Kindergarten registration dates set for March 2

Registration and screenings for the Stokes County NC Pre-K Program will be held on March 2, for children turning 4 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2016.

The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-olds. Screenings will take place at King Elementary School and Walnut Cove Elementary School for all children, regardless of their Stokes County school district. Families choose the screening site that is convenient for them.

Please arrive at either site within the allotted times according to the child’s last name:

— (A-H) 12:30 – 2:00

— (I-P) 3 – 4 pm

— (Q-Z) 4:30 – 6pm

Bring your child and a copy of child’s certified birth certificate; proof of household income (statement of any child support AND three check stubs OR W-2 tax form OR 1040 tax form OR statement of earnings from your employer; proof of Stokes County residency (driver’s license OR copy of utility bill, etc.)).

For more information contact Shannon Cox at Stokes Partnership for Children (336-985-2676, ext. 147) or Tina Dalton at Stokes County Schools (336-414-9829) or visit

Applications being accepted for NC Pre-K Sites

Stokes Partnership for Children, the NC Pre-K Program Contract Administrator for Stokes County, will be accepting new site applications to provide NC Pre-K services beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. If your site is currently not providing NC Pre-K services but you would like to apply to become an NC Pre-K provider, you must contact Shannon Cox at 985-2676 x 147 to register for an information meeting to be held at 10 a.m. on March 7, at Stokes Partnership for Children.

Eligible NC Pre-K sites must hold a 4 or 5 star-rated license from the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE). Any program with less than a 4 or 5 star-rated license at the time of application must provide additional documentation, including a timeline for meeting all NC Pre-K Program Requirements and NC Child Care rules. NO EXCEPTIONS will be granted for sites that do not have a DCDEE 4 or 5 star-rated license by July 1, 2016.

A non-conflicted sub-committee of the Stokes County NC Pre-K Committee will review all applications and use standardized evaluation tools to make recommendations to the full committee for final approval. All sites submitting applications will be notified of recommendations by June 1, 2016. Being recommended as a site does not guarantee funding. Funding is contingent upon the NC General Assembly. All county funding is allocated by the Stokes County NC Pre-K Committee.

If you would like for your program to be considered, please contact Shannon Cox, NC Pre-K Coordinator, at Stokes Partnership for Children (985-2676) no later than March 1.

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