New Hanover County Schools




Application Instructions English

Applying for Pre-K!

As of February 1st we will start accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! If your child will be 3 or 4 years old on or before August 31, 2020 you could be eligible for the program!

 Please find our applications at places such as: 

  • Department of Social Services
  • Health Department
  • Dale K. Spencer Building
  • Pre-K Centers  
  • Your local elementary schools

Applications can be submitted at one of 3 locations:

The Dale K. Spencer Building
1802 S. 15th Street
Wilmington NC, 28401 

Johnson Pre-K Center
1100 McRae Street
Wilmington NC, 28401 

Career Readiness Academy Mosley
3702 Princess Place Drive
Wilmington NC, 28405 

Bring your child’s: 
  • Certified Birth Certificate 
  • Up-to-Date Immunization Record
  • Medicaid, Health Choice, or Insurance Card 
  •  If applicable,  
    • Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
    • Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) 
    • Goals for Private Speech, Physical, Occupational Therapy, etc. 
Bring Your:
  • Parent/Guardian Picture I.D.
  • Proof of Residency 
    (Examples: Current property tax statement, Current lease agreement, Current Monthly Mortgage Statement, or NHCS Residency Affidavit (provided by NHCS ))
  • Income Verification for the year 2019 
    (Examples: Tax returns, 1099, W2, Dec. 2019 pay stubs, Unemployment Benefits, Letter from Employer with the company letterhead, Social Security Income, Work First/TANF printout, Child Support Payments, Wage Verification Form provided by New Hanover County Schools)
  • Legal Guardianship/Custody papers (if applicable)

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

Please call 910-254-4390 or 910-254-4340
 with any questions or concerns you may have about applying for the program.

We welcome children of all abilities to apply for our preschool program.