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					Cumberland County Schools Pre-Kindergarten Information
Patricia Eaton, Pre-K Coordinator
Cynthia McElvine, Administrative Assistant
     910.497.1843
Introduction:

School readiness is an important issue facing the nation. The first National Educational goal states, “All children in
American will start school ready to learn”. Cumberland County Schools believes this is critical for students’ success in
later years of schooling. Cumberland County Schools offer an array of programs and services to preschool students.
These programs and services are described on this web page.

Title 1 Pre-Kindergarten

Jeannette Council, Title 1 Pre K Coordinator
   910.497.1843

Title 1 Pre-Kindergarten is a federally funded program that serves children and families with the greatest educational
needs as determined by screening. This program is designed to provide quality educational experiences for 4-year old
children that will help them prepare for successful kindergarten and other educational settings.

Eligibility

The child must be 4 years of age by August 31st of their Pre-Kindergarten year. Children selected for participation
should qualify as evidenced by multiple criteria (developmental screening, parent observation and teacher observation).
Schools of choice and employee requests are non-applicable. Children must reside in Cumberland County and only the
parent or legal guardian may register the child.

More-At-Four Program

Patricia Eaton, Pre-K Coordinator
    910.497.1843

The More-At-Four Program is a state funded Pre-Kindergarten program. This program is designed, to provide quality
experience for 4-year olds who are at risk for school failure in order to enhance their readiness for Kindergarten.

Eligibility

The child must be 4 years of age by August 31st of their Pre-Kindergarten year. Children must meet “at risk” criteria as
defined by the state of North Carolina. The criteria includes family income, identified disabilities, parent employment,
military status and English proficiency.

CCS Family Literacy Program

Wanda Wesley, Coordinator
  910.484.1680

The CCS Family Literacy Program provides a comprehensive family literacy program that consists of Adult Education,
Children’s Education, Parent Time, Parent and Child Together Time (PACT), and home visits. This program promotes
adult literacy and empowers parents to support the educational growth of their children. The program is located on the
campus of Howard Health & Life Sciences High School

Eligibility

Several criteria must be met: the parent must qualify for the GED/ESL program sponsored by Fayetteville Technical
Community College, the preschool child must be age 4 by August 31st, and the parent must be willing and able to
participate in all components of the program.
Early Intervention Program

Jill Basnight, Early In Specialist
      910.484.6761

Elizabeth Fishbaugh, Early In Specialist
     910.484.6761

Anita Ritter, Early In Specialist
     910.424-3945

The Exceptional Children's Preschool Program serves 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds (not eligible to attend kindergarten) who
have identified disabilities as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Registration Requirements for all Pre Kindergarten Programs

    •   Children must reside in Cumberland County
    •   Only parent or legal guardian can register a child for Pre K
    •   Certified Birth Certificate
    •   Immunization Record
    •   Child’s Social Security Card
    •   Verification of Address (utility bill with parent's name and address)
    •   Proof of Income
    •   Pictured ID
    •   Military ID (if applicable)

Pre-kindergarten registration will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 Attendance Area                           Date                                        Location
 Cape Fear                                 Friday, February 25, 2011                   Eastover Recreation Center
 Seventy-First/ Westover                   Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4, 2011     Westover Recreation Center
 Pine Forest/ E.E. Smith                   Friday, March 18, 2011                      College Lakes Recreation Center
 Gray's Creek/Jack Britt/ South View       Friday, March 25, 2011                      Stoney Point Recreation Center
 Douglas Byrd/ Terry Sanford               Friday, April 1, 2011                       Educational Resource Center

The Pre-kindergarten Office (Title 1/More at Four) for Cumberland County Schools is housed on the William T. Brown
Elementary campus. For more information on these programs, please call 910.497.1843
Pre Kindergarten /More At Four Schools

 *Year Round Schools
 Alderman Road Elementary                                   Howard Hall Elementary
 Armstrong Elementary                                       J.W. Coon Elementary
 Beaver Dam Elementary                                      Lake Rim Elementary
 Ben Martin Elementary                                      Loyd Auman
 Brentwood Elementary                                       Lucile Souders Elementary
 C. Wayne Collier Elementary                                Margaret Willis Elementary
 Cliffdale Elementary                                       Mary McArthur Elementary
 Cumberland Mills Elementary                                Montclair Elementary
 District 7 Elementary                                      New Century International Elementary
 Cumberland Road Elementary                                 Ponderosa Elementary
 Eastover Central Elementary                                J.W. Seabrook Elementary
 * Ed V. Baldwin Elementary                                 Sherwood Park Elementary
 * E.E. Miller Elementary                                   Stedman Primary
 Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary                              Sunnyside Elementary
    E. Melvin Honeycutt Elementary   * William T. Brown Elementary
    Ferguson Easley Elementary       Warrenwood Elementary
    Gallberry Farm Elementary        Westarea Elementary
    Grays' Creek Elementary          William H. Owen Elementary



 

				
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