Post date: Jan 25, 2016 5:06:00 PM

Yancey County Schools, who is the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program Contract Administrator for Yancey County, is hosting a Pre-K Kickoff Celebration for Yancey County families on Tuesday, February 16th at the Burnsville Town Center. Festivities begin at 9 am and end at 3 pm.

This event is the first opportunity for families with eligible three and four year-old children to register to attend one of the county’s four licensed NC Pre-K sites for the 2016-17 school year.

If you have a child that will turn four before August 31, 2016 and meets NC Pre-K Program eligibility standards, your child may further qualify for free NC Pre-K slots at one of the four centers. Yancey County Schools will have staff on hand to assist families in completing applications and to answer questions about the Pre K centers.

Other agencies will also be available to assist families with funding opportunities to assist them in covering the cost of Pre-K services, including the Department of Social Services who will have information on NC Child Care Vouchers. The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children will have information regarding other child care services available.

You are encouraged to bring your child to the Kickoff Celebration. There will be several fun activities and learning centers and each child will receive a “Welcome to Pre-K” learning bag filled with items that will help prepare them for this exciting new Pre-K learning adventure! You can complete registration forms on site or pick them up and return them at a later date. For more information about the Pre-K sites in Yancey County or the NC Pre- K Program, you can visit http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us or call Yancey County Schools at 828-682-6101.