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NC Pre-K Update for 4/13/2021

Posted on: April 13th, 2021 by Kim Radcliffe

Attention 2021-2022 NC Pre-K Families! The deadline is almost here for choosing a Guilford County School and to be considered in their first round of placements in July!  ALL applications must be complete and submitted by 5pm this Friday, April 16, 2021. 

We still have over 250 incomplete applications.  We have worked feverishly to email, call and send letters to all the families that have incomplete applications.  Please send in your documents.

Thanks, Your NC Pre-K team!

NC Pre-K Update 4/7/2021

Posted on: April 7th, 2021 by Kim Radcliffe

2021-2022 NC PreK families, the deadline for Guilford County Schools is quickly approaching!  Applications must be submitted by April 16, 2021 if you have any Guilford County School choices.  The application must be complete, and we have over 250 incomplete applications at this time. 

After April 16, 2021, you can still choose a GCS choice, but you won’t be considered in the first round of placements.  We have emailed and called families who have incomplete applications.  It is best to reach us by email during this busy season.  (list our emails here please).  We look forward to processing your child’s application.  NC Pre-K Team

NC Pre-K Update 3/23/2021

Posted on: March 23rd, 2021 by Kim Radcliffe

NC PreK families for 2021-2022, please don’t forget the deadline to choose a Guilford County School site is April 16,2021.  If you choose a Guilford County School, and have a complete application by April 16, 2021, your child will be considered for placement in the first round.  After that date, if there are open spots, your child may get one of your choices.  Please remember to submit all documents with the application.  If it is incomplete, even if you submitted it by April 16, 2021, we can’t process the application till it is complete.  Remember to list siblings and their ages in the correct section of the application.  If siblings are listed and no ages, the application is incomplete.  Also, remember to choose the schools you would like for your child to attend.  If no choices are on the application, that also makes it incomplete.

2021-2022 NC PreK families, we wanted to share the process of submitting a complete application.

  • Complete the paper application or online application and include all required documents
  • The required documents are listed on the paper application and online application
  • If you choose a GCS site, and your application is complete; you will receive either a letter in the mail or in your email to complete the Ages and Stages for your child. Please check your junk email since it may not recognize a GCS email.  You will receive this email or letter about three weeks after your application is complete.
  • Once you have completed all the above, you can expect notification about placement.  If you have chosen a private site or headstart site as your first choice, you will know in mid-May if your child was accepted.  If you choose a GCS site, it will be mid-July when you will know if you child was accepted.

Please don’t hesitate to contact one of the NC PreK specialists at,,, or  We look forward to serving your child in NC Pre-K.

NC Pre-K Update – 3/15/2021

Posted on: March 15th, 2021 by Kim Radcliffe

Update 3/15/2021

2021-2022 NC Pre-K families, as you are completing your child’s application, we wanted to make sure we provided more information on choosing sites for your child to attend. 

We have sites in Guilford County Schools, Guilford Child Development and Private childcare sites.  Every site is free if your child is eligible.  Every site has a certified teacher with a 4-year-degree in Birth to Kindergarten or is working on their Birth to Kindergarten license.  Every site uses the Creative Curriculum, a very high level curriculum.  Some private sites offer wraparound care for parents who work.  You may choose up to four sites. 

You can use our School Locator Tool to see what sites are close to your home/work.

Please feel free to email or call us with questions.  You can email Brenda at or Dee at  Thanks, NC Pre-K team.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Posted on: by Kim Radcliffe

GCPC Announces New Executive Director

Posted on: March 10th, 2021 by Kim Radcliffe

Guilford County Partnership for Children (GCPC), the public-private partnership that provides funding to local nonprofit organizations to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed, announced today that Ann Vandervliet Stratton has been named as the new Executive Director of GCPC.

“I am thrilled to have Ann’s proven leadership and early childhood expertise at GCPC,” stated Sandra Boren, Board Chair of GCPC. “She has significant experience collaborating across public and private sectors at the state and local levels. In addition to her vast knowledge of early childhood education, Ann’s ability to bring a variety of voices to the table to strengthen Guilford County will be a great asset to the children and families of Guilford County.”

Stratton brings nearly 25 years of experience working with children, families, and communities to focus energy and attention on improving the lives of young children. She has over 20 years of non-profit management experience, serving as the Founding Executive Director of Smart Beginnings Danville Pittsylvania (Virginia), Program Officer for Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and as Communications Coordinator for Down East Partnership for Children (Nash and Edgecombe Counties, North Carolina). Stratton also served as the Board Chair for Danville Public Schools Foundation, as a Delegate to Virginia’s Early Childhood Advisory Council and as a Co-Facilitator for Regional School Readiness Roundtable for the Federal Reserve of Virginia.

Additionally, Stratton worked in the public school system in North Carolina and as the Executive Director of Loudon County Educational Foundation (Tennessee). She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Carolina.

Stratton will officially begin as Executive Director on April 5, 2021 and will be responsible for operations of GCPC including North Carolina Pre-K program in Guilford County, serving more than 2,000 children in high quality private childcare centers, Head Start centers and public school classrooms.

NC Pre-K Update as of 2/24/2021

Posted on: March 1st, 2021 by Kim Radcliffe

NC PreK families, we are receiving a high number of applications that are incomplete.  Here are the documents that are required for every application:

Proof of birth, address, and income for one month or your 2020 W-2.  If your child has chronic health condition, we must have a doctor’s note stating it is chronic.  If you child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or receives services from a private agency, we need a copy of the IEP or goals.  If you are military, we need your paper that states you are active duty or were injured in the military.  Please Note: Your application will not be processed until it is complete!

If you have any questions, please email or  We are happy to let you know what we need when you submit your child’s application.  Thanks, from the PreK team.

NC Pre-K Update as of 2/10/2021

Posted on: February 10th, 2021 by Kim Radcliffe

NC Pre-K families of 2021-2022, we are pleased at how many applications we have received. We have many that are incomplete.  Please check your junk email to see if we have contacted you.  You can email your documents to  Remember, your child must be 4 years old by August 31, 2021.  Don’t hesitate to call or email us. 

NC Pre-K Update 2/1/2021

Posted on: February 4th, 2021 by Kim Radcliffe

We are so excited with the number of applications that we have received so far for 2021-2022.  Please remember that we must have proof of birth, address, and income, for every application.  If any of these apply, we also need proof of a chronic health condition, military service, and your child’s Individual Education Plan if that applies.  We have received many applications that are incomplete.  If you can’t attach your documents to the online application, please email them to  We look forward to helping families in any way possible. 

Virtual Showcase Presentations from Guilford County Schools on NC Pre-K

Posted on: January 27th, 2021 by Kim Radcliffe

Attention Guilford County families interested in NC Pre-K!

Guilford County Schools will be holding virtual showcase sessions for you to hear a short presentation and ask questions during a 30 minute window.  You can join in on the showcase at one of the times below, via Microsoft Teams, using the link provided.


Attendee Link

Monday, 2/1, 12:00 to 12:30

Tuesday, 2/2, 12:00 to 12:30

Wednesday, 2/3, 12:00 to 12:30

Thursday, 2/4, 12:00 to 12:30

Friday, 2/5, 12:00 to 12:30


500 W. Friendly Ave. Suite 100 · Greensboro, NC · 27401

We are now accepting NC Pre-K Applications for 2021-2022. Find the Packet Here!