NC Pre-K Online Application

Follow Directions Below for 2024-2025 School Year

NC Pre-K Application Procedures

*Parents must reside in the Carteret County attendance area.*

1. Gather the following information: 

  • ALL SOURCES OF FAMILY INCOME - submit all that apply
    • One of the following
      • Most recent pay stubs.  Please submit one of the following frequencies of pay.
        • If you get paid weekly – submit 4 consecutive pay stubs
        • If you get paid every two weeks/twice monthly – submit 2 consecutive pay stubs
        • If you get paid monthly – submit 1 month’s pay stub
      • 2023 tax return - first page only
      • 2023 W2’s
    • If applicable, award letters from the Social Security Administration and/or award letters from the Employment Security Commission
    • If you do not have any of the above, an employer statement as to your current pay rate & hours worked per week
    • If you are self employed, do not have any income to report or do not have any documentation of income, please fill out our Statement of Wages/No Income here
  • Optional Documentation, if applicable
    • Copy of child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    • Documentation of parent’s military service (includes current active duty and serious injury or death resulting from military service).
    • Chronic Illness – child’s health assessment or note from medical provider indicating child’s chronic illness.
    • Custody papers, if applicable
    • Immunizations, Health Assessment, and Dental Screening if you already have them done. Forms Here

2.  Fill out the online application here


3.  Family Interview

  • After the application is complete including submitting the birth certificate and proof of income, sign up for a family interview below.
  • The family interview will consist of going over the application, required documents, and a short screening of the child
  • This application is not complete until an interview has been completed.


Time Slots



Wednesday 8/14/24  9:00-4:00 PM   Carteret Preschool Center  Click Here

4.  Wait for acceptance email

  • By the end of June you should receive an email stating what school we are able to offer your child a slot or if your child was placed on the waiting list. You will have 24 hours to respond to the email. Two attempts will be made before we move to the next child on the list.  If your child has been placed on the waiting list you will be contacted as soon as a slot becomes available.
  • If your child has been offered a slot, the email will give you more information on what to expect next.