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Pre-K Services


Wilkes County Schools offers a voluntary Pre-K program designed to prepare four-year-olds for success in school. High-quality centers are located in all 13 elementary schools to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum with evidenced-based learning experiences for students.

Application Process for Pre-K

To be eligible, a child must:
  • Be four years old by August 31st of the enrollment year
  • Be a resident of Wilkes County
And one of the following:
  • Meet the family size and income requirements set by the state of North Carolina
  • Be a child of an active military family
  • Agree to a tuition pay contract
  • Receive a Department of Social Services Child Care Voucher

How to Apply
Applications are available at the WCS Pre-K Office located at 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 or may be submitted online. All applicants must submit:
  • A certified birth certificate
  • Proof of income for all adults living in the home
  • Proof of military status, if applicable

When completing an application for determination of eligibility, families will be asked to provide the Pre-K program with the following information concerning the child's development:
  • Family Size
  • Gross Monthly Income
  • Previous Child Care Experience
  • English Proficiency
  • Identified Special Need or Chronic Health Condition
  • Educational Need        
If a child is accepted into the program, families will be asked to provide the Pre-K program with:
  • A Copy of the Child's Updated Immunizations
  • A Copy of a Current Physical

Applications must be returned to:
Wilkes County Schools
Pre-K Department
613 Cherry Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

For additional information, contact:
Dr. Susan Blackburn Director of Pre-K Programs (336) 651-7132
Maria Bailey Administrative Assistant (336) 651-7135