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Early Childhood Education

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. 

 

Early Childhood Education Program Office

Dale K Spencer Building 
1802 South 15th Street
Wilmington, NC  28401
910-254-4117

 

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Shannon Smiles, Director  shannnon.smiles@nhcs.net
 

Samantha Kea, Administrative Assistant
910-254-4390
samantha.kea@nhcs.net 
 
Gloria Lee-Taylor, Pre-K Specialist

910-254-4342
gloria.leetaylor@nhcs.net

Beth Peddle
Instructional Coach
susan.peddle@nhcs.net

Allison Wine
Behavior Specialist
allison.wine@nhcs.net

Milena Cepeda-Andreassen
Parent Liaison/Enrollment
milena.cepedaandreas@nhcs.net

Sandra Sarmiento
Family Specialist/ERSEA
Johnson Pre-K Center
sandra.sarmiento@nhcs.net
910-251-6155 ext 208

Melody Shaw
Family Specialist
Johnson Pre-K Center

Michelle Pledger
Family Specialist/Enrollment
CRA@Mosley Pre-K Center
michelle.pledger@nhcs.net
910-251-6161 ext 105