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Brightwalk Center

1240 Badger Court
Charlotte, NC 28206
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Programs offered: Head Start and NC Pre-K

Oaklawn Center

1920 Stroud Park Court 

Charlotte, NC 28206 📍

 

Programs offered: Early Head Start, Head Start, NC Pre-K

The Plaza

6015 Barrington Drive 

Charlotte, NC 28215 📍 

Programs offered: Head Start

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Stephanie Jennings Center

3320 N. Sharon Amity Road

Charlotte, NC 28205 📍

Programs offered: Early Head Start, Head Start

NC Pre-K  

Mulberry Center

6450 Tuckaseegee Road

Charlotte, NC 28214 📍
 

 

Programs offered: Early Head Start, Traditional Head Start, NC Pre-K, Dual-language Pre-K

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Mulberry Center

6450 Tuckaseegee Road

Charlotte, NC 28214 📍

Programs offered: Afterschool

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Southside Center

2617 Baltimore Ave

Charlotte, NC 28203📍

Programs offered: Early Head Start, Meck Pre-K, 

Dual-language Pre-K

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Avondale Presbyterian Church
 

2821 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC 28209
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Programs offered: Afterschool

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McAlpine Center
 

8310 McAlpine Park Drive

Charlotte, NC 28211 📍

Programs offered: Head Start & Meck Pre-K

 

 

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Southview Recreation Center
 

1720 Vilma Street
Charlotte, NC 28208
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Programs offered: Afterschool

The Head Start Preapplication Process

Gather Documents

Have your proof of identification or driver's license, proof of residence, and your scholar's birth certificate ready.

Submit Preapplication 

Once you've gathered and double-checked all the necessary documents, complete and submit your preapplication.

Screening Interview

After you submit your preapplication, patiently wait for a team member to reach out. They will discuss eligibility and the next steps with you.

Contact Us

Thanks for submitting! An AC4Ed team member will be in touch with you soon.

  • What is the next step after submitting an Afterschool preapplication?
    Once the preapplication and interview are completed, your information is then submitted to the Selection and Enrollment Specialist for further review. The Selection and Enrollment Specialist will place you on the waiting list. Then, you will receive a waitlist letter.
  • How do you determine eligibility?
    Eligibility is determined by a number of factors, including family size and income. In addition to other qualifying indicators, families receiving assistance and those experiencing homelessness are categorically eligible.
  • What's the next step after submitting a preapplication?
    Once the preapplication and interview are completed, your information is then submitted to a Selection and Enrollment Specialist for further review. We prioritize placement based on families with the greatest need, utilizing our selection and criteria points. ​ If selected, a Selection and Enrollment Specialist will contact you by phone or email to let you know about placement and next steps
  • When does open enrollment for Early Head Start/Head Start begin for the program year?
    Open enrollment for the Afterschool program begins in July and closes in March. Click here to complete a preapplication
  • How long will I be on the waitlist?
    The length of time that you will remain on the waitlist may vary. The waiting list is not ranked. We evaluate each upcoming seat to serve the children and families with the greatest need. If selected, a Selection and Enrollment Specialist will contact you by email to let you know about placement and next steps. You can contact us at info@ac4ed.org for questions and further assistance.
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