CMS Pre-K Programs provide a rich, child-centered, literacy-focused program
that incorporates and encourages regular parent involvement.
The Bright Beginnings Pre-K Program serves 3,240 eligible four-year-old students in 63 Charlotte Mecklenburg elementary schools. Eligibility for participation in the Bright Beginnings program is determined through a screening process. Children who demonstrate the greatest need are placed first. The placement process continues until all spaces are filled.
North Carolina Pre-K Program
The NC Pre-K Program serves an additional 1,418 children in 25 high-quality, community-based childcare centers. Eligibility for NC Pre-K is based on family size, gross income, and other qualifying indicators.