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North Carolina Pre-K Program Fact Sheet (Sep 2017)

“NC Pre-K is a primarily state-funded pre-kindergarten program administered by the Division of Child Development and Early Education within the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The program educates eligible four-year-olds in classrooms located in a variety of settings, including public schools, Head Start sites, 1 and private child care centers (both forprofit and nonprofit). To be eligible, a child must have turned four on or before August 31 of the program year and be from a family whose gross income is at or below 75 percent of the state median income. However, children of certain military families are also eligible without regard to income, and up to 20 percent of age-eligible children enrolled may have family incomes in excess of the income cap if they have documented risk factors in specific categories including developmental disability, limited English proficiency, educational need, or chronic health condition.”