What happens in Pre-Kindergarten?
Pre-Kindergarten is a place that turns ordinary experiences into extraordinary moments of learning! Play is very important in establishing a learning environment for young children. Granville County Schools’ Pre-K programs provide developmentally appropriate environments for daily activities, while providing children the support and experiences needed to prepare them for Kindergarten.
Our Pre-K programs use the comprehensive curriculum, Creative Curriculum, as a basic structure for the day. The school day includes activities related to the following areas:
Literacy Center supports access to many different types of books and opportunities for listening and storytelling.
Art Center affords an area for creative artistic expression and eye-hand coordination development through many varied materials.
Block/Building Center encourages building, designing, cooperative play and math exploration.
Dramatic Play Center presents an area for social interaction and role-playing. This is where imaginations take flight.
Science Center offers an area for observation, experimentation and encourages curiosity.
Writing Center provides pre-writing materials, story dictation, bookmaking and exploration with print and illustrations.
Manipulative Center encourages active learning with games, pattern blocks, counting materials and other items that promote problem solving and mathematical exploration.
Technology Center provides learning through software aligned to the curriculum.
Music Center encourages creative movement and imagination development.
Is my child eligible for the program?
To be considered eligible for Pre-Kindergarten, a child...
- must be 4 years old by August 31st of their Pre-K year, and
- must reside in Granville County.
Children will be selected for participation in the Pre-K program based upon multiple criteria, including a developmental screening, parent observation, and teacher observation.
How much is tuition?
What is the program schedule?
When is registration?
Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten begins in March/April of each year. Kindergarten registration is ongoing throughout the year, but the deadline for summer screening for Pre-K is the last day of the school year. Pre-K applications received after the last day of school will be screened and considered after our initial enrollment. We encourage you to apply early!
What should I bring to registration?
- Certified Birth Certificate
- Proof of address (acceptable proof of address includes utility bill, lease or rental agreement, property tax, and /or property deed)
- Documentation of income (recent check stubs, tax forms, letter from employer, etc)
- Child's immunization record
When will I find out if my child is enrolled in Pre-K?
Where are the Pre-K classrooms?
201 East D St, Butner
305 E. Wilton Ave, Creedmoor
Joe Toler-Oak Hill Elementary
8176 Hwy 96, Oxford
Mt. Energy Elementary
2652 NC Hwy 56 E, Creedmoor
Stovall Shaw Elementary
Hwy 15, Stovall
Tar River Elementary
2642 Philo White Rd, Franklinton
West Oxford Elementary
412 Ivey Day Rd, Oxford
It is our goal to place children in a Pre-K classroom at the school in their regular “attendance zone” whenever possible.