• Craven County Schools offers the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program.  It is a state funded Pre-K and is offered at no cost to eligible families. All children must be determined eligible according to the state pre-kindergarten guidelines. Children must be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2018, to be eligible for NC Pre-K.

    The program is located in several of our elementary schools, local Head Start sites, and private child care centers. Below is a list of the NC Pre-K sites:

    Havelock Area

    • Excel VI
    • Godette Head Start
    • Graham A. Barden Elementary School

    New Bern Area

    • Ben D. Quinn Elementary School
    • Child Care Network #77 
    • Duffyfield Head Start
    • Excel VII
    • F. R. Danyus Head Start
    • J. T. Barber Elementary School

    Western Craven Area

    Craven County Family Literacy Program at James W. Smith Elementary School
    Craven County Family Literacy Program at Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School


    If you are interested in applying for NC Pre-K or have further questions, please call us at 252-244-3225.



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