Department of Early Learning (Pre-k)

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Welcome to the Early Learning Department

  • The Department of Early Learning serves over 1500 children ages 3 through 5 in Guilford County.  Our programs include both NC Pre-K/Title 1 classrooms, Exceptional Children's classrooms, and itinerant services for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in the Guilford County community


    2024 – 2025 NC Pre-K Application

    The Guilford County Partnership for Children began accepting applications on January 16, 2024. You may submit a paper application or online application at Applications for all Guilford County Schools, Children & Families First Head Start, and Private Child Care sites are accepted all school year. Applications that are submitted on or before April 5, 2024, will be considered for initial placement at a Guilford County School site. 

    The online application can be translated into over 100 languages.

    As a reminder, the Guilford Partnership for Children has relocated. If you would like to apply in person, their new address is 4900 Koger Blvd., Suite 151, Greensboro, NC 27407.

    What is NC Pre-K?

    NC Pre-K is a high-quality preschool for eligible children aged 4. The purpose is to provide engaging and nurturing early learning experiences to ensure longer-term success in school. There are classes offered within Guilford County Schools, the Head Start program at Children and Families First, and private childcare centers. Transportation and/or extended care options are not offered by GCS, and are available at some, but not all, other sites.

    Who is eligible to apply for the NC Pre-K program at Guilford County Schools?

    Children who will be four years old on or before August 31, 2024.



    NC Pre-k 2022-2023 Application QR Link



    2024-2025 NC Pre-K Application- Printable



    Health Assessment Information


    Health Assessment -Spanish

Contact Us

  • Early Learning Department (Pre-k)

    617 W. Market St.
    Greensboro, NC 27401

    Phone: 336-370-2362
    Fax: 336-370-8938

    Exceptional Children (EC) Pre-k Department

    1401 Summit Avenue
    Greensboro, NC 27405

    Phone: (336) 294-7473 
    Fax: 336-378-4445


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