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NHCS Early Childhood Education


2015-2016 Preschool Registration

Our program offers Public School Classrooms and Private Childcare Sites across the county. This variety of placement locations helps our parents make the most convenient choice for classroom placement during the school year. We encourage all families living in New Hanover County who have a 3 or 4 year old as of August 31st to apply for the Early Childhood Education Program.  Please note with school readiness and preparing for Kindergarten, priority is given to children who are 4 years old as of August 31st of the current year.

 Completed applications will ONLY be accepted at the New Hanover County Schools Administration Office located at 6410 Carolina Beach Rd.

Aplicaciones SÓLO serán aceptadas en la Oficina de Administración de Las Escuelas del Condado de New Hanover 6410 Carolina Beach Road.

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

Lunes-Viernes 8:00am-4:00pm

       To Apply:

1) Complete the application

2) Gather the items listed below

3) Bring the COMPLETED application and ALL materials listed below to 6410 Carolina Beach Road


If you are missing ANY item from the list, the application is INCOMPLETE & we CANNOT ACCEPT it

Si usted no tiene ALGÚN artículo de la lista, la aplicación está INCOMPLETA Y NO PODEMOS ACEPTARLA


For your child:

o   Original CERTIFIED copy of the birth certificate

o   Social Security Card

o   Current Immunization Record

o   Medicaid, Health Choice or Insurance Card, if applicable

o   If applicable:

o   Individual Education Plan (IEP)

o   Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)

o   Goals for Private Speech, Physical, Occupational Therapy, etc.


For the parent/guardian:

o   Income Certification for the Year 2014

o   Tax Return, 1099, W2

o   Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Income

o   Printout of Work First Payments, TANF, Child Support payments

o   Year-to-Date paycheck stubs dated Dec 2014 or previous 12 months income

o   Proof of New Hanover County Residency

o   Current property tax statement

o   Current, signed lease agreement

o   Signed closing statement or construction agreement with closing date within 120 days of enrollment of student

o   NOTE: proof of residence must be in the name of the parent or court-appointed guardian OR in the name of the friend/relative with whom you are living. (Residency/Registration Affidavit Form located online and at the school must be completed and NOTARIZED.)

o   Photo ID (valid driver’s license, ID Card or passport)

o   Guardianship Papers, if applicable


KEY POINTS for Pre-K Registration

PUNTOS CLAVES para el Registro de Pre-K

·       Enrollment is ongoing and classroom placement will be announced starting late May 2015 / Inscripción es en curso y la colocación de estudiantes en aulas será anunciada comenzando fines de mayo de 2015

·       Enrollment is an eligibility process and income certification is required / Inscripción es un proceso de elegibilidad y la certificación de ingresos es requerida

·         3 YEAR OLDS can only attend the Dorothy B. Johnson Early Childhood Education Center / Niños de 3 AÑOS sólo pueden asistir a la escuela de Dorothy B. Johnson Centro de Educación Temprana


·         The Yellow Health Assessment Packet is due in JULY / El Paquete de Evaluación de Salud Amarillo debe ser entregado en JULIO

o   Please make sure all areas are completed (ex. Lead, Hemoglobin, Hearing, Vision, etc.) / Por favor asegúrese que todas las áreas sean completadas (por ejemplo el Plomo, Hemoglobina, Audiencia, Visión, etc.)

o   Incomplete physicals will be returned to parents to follow up with the doctor/ Físicos incompletos serán devueltos a padres para ser completados por el doctor


·         If you are choosing a private center for placement, you will submit your COMPLETED application to the private center / Si usted elige un centro privado para la colocación, usted debe entregar su aplicación COMPLETADA al centro privado de su opción


If you are missing ANY item from the list,

the application is INCOMPLETE & we CANNOT ACCEPT it

 Si usted no tiene ALGÚN artículo de la lista, la aplicación está INCOMPLETA Y NO PODEMOS ACEPTARLA