Welcome to PK


  • Northampton County Schools  Developmental Pre-Kindergarten 

    NCS offers a free, high-quality pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-old children. They will experience a full day with their classmates learning skills appropriate for their age through exploration and discovery. The goal of our Pre-Kindergarten program is to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed.

    Our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms are located in Central Elementary Schools, Willis Hare Elementary School, and Gaston STEM Leadership Academy's Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Center (formerly Gaston Elementary).   Each school follows the same hours of the elementary school day.

    This program is for children who are 4-years-old on or before August 31st. Students with disabilities may be referred at age 3 and may be considered for our 3-year-old program.

  • NC Pre-Kindergarten

    The NC Pre-K Program is open to all eligible 4-year-olds.  Eligibility is determined based on previous services, developmental risk factors, and income.  This program is designed to make sure unserved and underserved children have quality preschool experiences prior to entering Kindergarten

Title I

  • Title I program

    The Title 1 program is open to all eligible 4-year-olds.  Eligibility is determined based on risk factors.  These are determined by a point system based on given criteria.  This program is designed to eliminate the achievement gap between student subgroups.

Exceptional Children

  • Exceptional Children Program

    The EC Pre-K program is open to all eligible 3 and 4-year-olds.  Eligibility is determined based on evaluations completed by various agencies.  Students are eligible to receive services on their 3rd birthday once they are found eligible.  Children in this program display 25%-30% delays in one or more areas of development.

Contact Us

  • Changing the Lives of Children

    Northampton County Schools
    701 N. Church Street
    Jackson, NC 27845
    (252) 534-1371





    Whole Child Director, Interim
    Dr. Shirley Vinson
    252-534-1371 Ext. 2231

    PreK Coordinator

    Angela Ramsey

    252-534-1371 Ext. 2227


    Administrative Assistant 
    Iesha Spencer
    252-534-1371 Ext. 2629




    Sites' Lead Teacher 

    Queen Boyd

    Central Elementary


    Terry Morton

    Gaston STEM Leadership Academy - Prekindergarten Center





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