Early Childhood Education

The Cabarrus Partnership for Children works with local child care facilities, public schools and church preschools to improve the quality of care in Cabarrus County.

NC Pre-Kindergarten Program

The NC Pre-Kindergarten Program provides a free high quality pre-kindergarten education for eligible 4 year olds who may not have been able to access a high quality program to be prepared for kindergarten. Funding is administered by the Cabarrus Partnership for Children, and services are provided in six child care centers, and six Cabarrus County Schools and three Kannapolis City Schools. Contact: (704) 933-8278 ext. 100

Smart Start Scholarship (Child Care Subsidy)

The Cabarrus Partnership for Children administers the Smart Start Scholarship (Child Care Subsidy) to assist eligible families residing in Cabarrus County by providing child care financial assistance. Scholarship families must utilize high quality care in a 4 & 5 star rated facility and pay a percentage (Parent Fee) of child care cost as determined by the scholarship guidelines. This program serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Contact: (704) 933-8278 ext. 100


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