Wake Pre-K Overview

  • Wake Pre-K is a group of three preschool programs, NC Pre-K, Title I, and Head Start, that are free for eligible children in Wake County turning 4 by August 31 of the current program year.​
  • The three programs have different eligibility requirements, and children are matched with the best program based on their eligibility. ​
  • Wake Pre-K is a 6.5-hour program. Some locations may offer wrap-around care and transportation, but it is not guaranteed. ​
  • All Wake Pre-K programs use the Creative Curriculum® through Teaching Strategies. This is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features exploration and discovery as a way of learning and enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical-thinking skills. ​
  • List of NC Pre-K Sites 2023-2024

Click each program to learn more:

NC Pre-K

Title I

Head Start