NC Pre-K Program

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The NC Prekindergarten (NC Pre-K) program is a FREE program designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance kindergarten readiness of eligible four-year-old children. Classrooms are located in a number of four and five-star centers across Wake County, including Heather Park Child Development Center.Save


Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible for NC PreK?

To qualify, you child must be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2018.  In addition, as part of the qualification process, you family income will be reviewed, as well as, other things that may make your child qualified for NC PreK.  The NC PreK program focuses on providing quality early childhood education to prepare children for Kindergarten.  Several things are taken into consideration to determine if a child qualifies for NC PreK.  General program qualification guidelines:

  • Low income family
  • Children that may have not been involved in early education services outside the home
  • Children with Limited English Proficiency
  • Developmental screening results that indicates an educational need
  • Some chronic health conditions.
  • Children with developmental disabilities

Qualification starts with completion of the application.  Click to download application now.

How do I apply for NC PreK?
  1. Click to download application
  2. Complete application
  3. You will need a copy of your child’s birth certificate
  4. You will need proof that you live in Wake County
  5. You will  need proof of how much money you make
  6. Take the completed application and other information noted above to:

Wake County Smart Start
4901 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27606

NOTE: Applications are also available at Heather Park Child Development Center – 932 Heather Park Dr.
Garner, NC 27529  Drop by today, pick up a NC PreK Application.  One of our helpful staff will be happy to answer your questions about the FREE NC PreK Program.


Space and funding are limited.  Apply now to see if your child qualifies for the FREE NC PreK program.



Where can I learn more about the NC PreK Program?

For more information and to find out if your child is eligible for the NC Pre-K program, go to or to

NC Pre-K


Wake Count Smart Start Family Information

Apply to Wake County NC Pre- K Program

Download NC Pre-K Program Application Form

Contact Taty Padilla at 919-723-9283

Providing quality child care, daycare and early learning for children in Garner, NC. 

Heather Park Child Development Center - 932 Heather Park Drive, Garner, NC 27529 (919) 779-2126

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Heather Park Child Development Center
932 Heather Park Dr.
Garner, NC 27529
Fax:  (919) 861-0030
Phone:  (919) 779-2126

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