Smart Kids’ Child Development Centers provide an early childhood experience through quality infant-care, toddler development (twos and threes), and school readiness programs. We also offer Pre-K Programs, After School Programs, and School Aged Summer Camp.
What is North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) And How to Enroll?
North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten is a voluntary pre-kindergarten program designed to prepare four-year-olds in North Carolina for success in school. High quality childcare centers partner with the Division of Child Development and Early Education to provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum and structured environment for students.
To be eligible for the North Carolina Pre-K program, children must:
- Be four years old by August 31st and be eligible for kindergarten the following year.
- Be a resident of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County or Gastonia in Gaston County
- Meet the family size and income requirements set by the state of North Carolina.
- Children of active duty military families are also eligible & children receiving speech services.
How to Apply:
To apply for the program you can submit an application and required documentation direct to a Smart Kids' CDC location.
SMART KIDS’ CDC – NC PRE-K Locations:
Smart Kids’ CDC at Lambeth Drive (Lambeth)
225 Lambeth Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Smart Kids’ CDC at E. WT Harris Blvd (Harris)
6215 E. WT Harris Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28215
Smart Kids’ CDC at Gastonia (Gastonia)
740 Cox Rd.
Gastonia, NC 28054