is MECK Pre-K?
MECK Pre-K is a Mecklenburg County-funded program that aims to ultimately offer universal pre-kindergarten to all of the County’s 4-year-old children.
Children must be four on or before August 31, 2018 and live in Mecklenburg County. Participation in MECK Pre-K is based on verified family income at or below 220% of the federal poverty level and household size.
should I register my child for MECK Pre-K?
Research shows pre-kindergarten makes a difference in the school readiness of children. Not just in the short-term to get children ready to succeed in school, but in the long-term as children grow up, become employed, and contribute to the strength of the economy.
will these new classrooms be located?
MECK Pre-K programs will be located in high-quality four and five star child care centers throughout Mecklenburg County. Please visit our
does the school year start?
MECK Pre-K will follow the CMS traditional calendar and a similar daily schedule. The 2018-2019 school year runs from August 27, 2018 to June 7, 2019. MECK Pre-K classrooms will open as close to the start of the school year as possible.
do I register my child for MECK Pre-K?
To apply for the 2018-19 school year, fill out an application (link below). Families must show birth certificate, proof of residency in Mecklenburg County, and household income.