Union County offers several high quality programs to prepare students for success in kindergarten and beyond. If you are need of a Pre-K program for your student, please click on a link below to begin an application for the 2018-19 school year.

    *Please note that registration for the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten and Title I Pre-Kindergarten program opened on Jan. 16 and will run until March 16.


    Which program is best for your child?


    UCPS Pre-K Program      NC Pre-K Program




  • Title I Pre-K Program  

    The UCPS Title I Pre-K program is a full-day program designed to provide a rich, child-centered literacy-focused program to ensure all children enter kindergarten ready to learn. There is no charge for children who qualify for the program, which offers classes located in each of our nine Title I schools. To be eligible, students must demonstrate a need for education experience as indicated on the state-approved pre-kindergarten screening.


    NC Pre-K Program    

    The NC Pre-K program is a free, high quality program designed to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. Family income must be 75 percent of the state median income to qualify for the program, which offers classes at UCPS schoolsu and local child care sites.


    Exceptional Children's Preschool Program

    The Exceptional Children’s Preschool Program serves children 3 to 5 years old who have been evaluated, found eligible for special education and require specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability.