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NC Pre-K

NC Pre-K ProgramThe North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K) is a preschool program for children who may otherwise not have access to the preschool experience. The part-day program provides preschoolers with curriculum-based, age-appropriate programming that enhances cognitive, social and emotional growth in preparation for elementary school.

Registration for NC Pre-K for the 2021-22 year is happening now! There are 373 available slots in Randolph County for five sites in Asheboro, two in Trinity, and one each in Level Cross, Liberty, Ramseur, and Randleman.

Completed paper applications can be emailed with copies of required documents (as attachments) to or dropped in the drop box outside our office at 349 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. See below for online and additional application options.


This is a free program.


Your child must be 4 years old by August 31 and meet one of the following three criteria:

  • Family income is at or below 75% of the State Median Income (SMI)
  • Child diagnosed with a special need
  • Parent actively serving in the military and called to active duty within the past 18 months or who was seriously injured or killed while on active duty


NC Pre-K classes meet at the following locations in Randolph County:


  • Connie Redding Head Start
  • Early Childhood Development Center (Asheboro City Schools)
  • First Steps Preschool
  • North Asheboro Head Start
  • Southmont Elementary School (Randolph County School System)

Level Cross

  • Level Cross Elementary School (Randolph County School System)


  • Liberty Elementary School (Randolph County School System)


  • Ramseur Elementary School (Randolph County School System)


  • Randleman Enrichment Center


  • Tabernacle Elementary School (Randolph County School System)
  • Trindale Elementary School (Randolph County School System)


There are three ways to apply:

1. Apply online: ONLINE APPLICATION  

2. Download and complete a paper application and bring, mail or email it to:
Randolph Partnership for Children
349 Sunset Ave.
Asheboro, NC 27203
Application (ENGLISH) Solicitud (ESPAÑOL)

3. Pick up an application at one of these three sites and submit it to the site (NOTE: Due to COVID-19, sites may be closed to the public or open only during specific hours. Call and check hours and access before visiting):
        Randolph Partnership for Children
349 Sunset Ave.
Asheboro, NC 27203

Early Childhood Development Center
1738 N. Fayetteville St.
Asheboro, NC 27203

RCS Head Start
118 Virginia Ave./PO Box 487
Randleman, NC 27317

Note: Your child cannot be placed in a classroom without a completed application that includes copies of all required verification items attached.


Cindy Shoe

Cindy Shoe

Executive Assistant

Wendy Tellez

Wendy Tellez

Program Assistant