Yancey County Schools, who is the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program Contract Administrator for Yancey County, is hosting a Preschool Registration Celebration for Yancey County families on Wednesday, February 15th at the Burnsville Town Center. Festivities begin at 9 am and end at 5 pm. The event is the first opportunity for families with eligible infants through five year-old children to register to attend one of the county’s many child care/preschool facilities for the 2017-18 school year.
If a family has a child that will turn four before August 31, 2017 and they meet the NC Pre-K Program eligibility standards, they may further qualify for free NC Pre-K slots at one of the three NC Pre-K centers housed at Bald Creek Elementary, Burnsville Elementary, and Mountain Heritage High School respectively. Yancey County Schools and other preschool center staff as well as employees representing several community agencies will have staff on hand to assist families in completing applications and to answer questions about each of the centers. Other agencies will also be available to assist families in discovering additional funding opportunities to cover the cost of Preschool services, including the Department of Social Services which will have information on NC Child Care Vouchers. The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children will have information regarding other child care services available to families within Yancey County.
Families are encouraged to bring their child to the Registration Celebration as there will be several fun activities and learning centers for the children to engage in. Each child will receive a “Welcome to Pre K” learning bag filled with items that will help prepare them for the exciting learning adventure they are about to start. Families can complete the registration forms on site or pick them up and return them at a later date. If you have any questions regarding the event or any of the centers that will be represented at the celebration, please call Becky Tschudy at 682-6101 (ext.322) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.