Bright Beginnings Pre-K serves 3,240 eligible four-year-old students in 53 Charlotte Mecklenburg elementary schools. Eligibility for participation in the Bright Beginnings program is determined through a screening process. Children who demonstrate the greatest need are placed first. The placement process continues until all spaces are filled.
NC Pre-K serves an additional 1,482 children in 32 high quality community based child-care centers. Eligibilty for NC Pre-K is based on family size, gross income, and/or other qualifying indicators.