HCS Pre-K Program

  • Halifax County Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Program is an early learning school readiness program. Students participate in a blended learning model.  Parents & guardians are encouraged to follow the HCS District Calendar (https://www.halifax.k12.nc.us/Page/1532) to prepare for designated days of remote learning (away from the main campus). Pre-K students receive the benefit of in-person instruction to the fullest extent possible.

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    HCS is in partnership with the NC Pre-K Smart Start Program and Title I Federal Program to provide qualifying students five-star early learning experiences. The NC Pre-K Program Requirements are designed for eligible four-year-old children. The Title I Federal Program allows three-year-olds with an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)to attend the early learning program as well.   The HCS Pre-K Program meets the NC Child Care Rules.  

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    • comprehensive Early Learning Standards;
    • staff meet education & licensure requirements, professional development;
    • 1:9 staff to child ratio, Teacher & Teacher Assistant;
    • developmental screenings and referral;
    • evidence-based curriculum and formative assessments;
    • monitoring and nutritional requirements, and
    • Parent-teacher conferences, and student follow up.