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Families

Is My Child Eligible?

In order to apply to Wake Pre-K, your child must be:

  • 4 years old on or before August 31
  • A resident of Wake County

NC Pre-K and Head Start are prioritized for families with low incomes and other related eligibility requirements listed below. Title I is based on academic need, not income. When your application is processed, your child will be considered for the program that best matches your family based on this criteria.

Other factors that may be used to determine if your child is eligible include:

  • Living in household with low income* – Below is the criteria for NC Pre-K as a guide:

Persons in Household

Maximum Household Income

1

$29,922

2

$39,129

3

$48,335

4

$57,542

5

$66,749

6

$75,956

7

$77,682

8

$79,408

9

$81,135

10

$82,861

11

$84,587

12

$86,313

* Low income means a child is from a family whose gross income is at or below 75% of the State Median Income level. These figures are effective as of January 1, 2019 and are subject to change.

  • Concerns from a doctor about health or learning issues
  • Having an IEP (Individualized Education Program)
  • Having a parent who is an active duty member of the armed forces
  • Speaking a language other than English at home