• Craven County Schools offers an Inclusive Pre-Kindergarten Program.  It is funded through the state NC Pre-Kindergarten, federal Title 1, the Exceptional Childrens Preschool Program, and our local Craven Smart Start.  Pre-K is offered at no cost to eligible families. All children must be determined eligible according to the pre-kindergarten program guidelines. Children must be 4 years old on or before August 31st of the current year and children may have an Individual Education Plan (IEP).

    The program is located in several of our elementary schools, local Head Start sites, and private child care centers.

  • Applications are still open for the 2021-22 school year with applicants being placed on our wait list for the first available openings.

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Pre-K Sites in Craven County


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  • Craven County Schools Early Childhood Program will provide a safe and nurturing environment where children and families will build the foundational skills needed to reach their full potential to become successful learners.