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  • Pre-Kindergarten Registration: School Year 2022-2023

    • Pre-Kindergarten (child must be four years old on or before August 31, 2022)
      • Birth certificate or proof of parentage
      • Valid ID of parent/guardian registering child*
      • Two current proofs of residence documents within 30 days (power, water, gas, cable, landline telephone, rent or mortgage bill) or Residence Affidavit**
      • Proof of Income*** (Mom);
      • Proof of Income*** (Dad)

      *Valid ID of parent/guardian registering child:  North Carolina law requires that a biological parent, court ordered legal guardian/custodian (court document required), or Department of Social Services (DSS) placement representative (kinship paperwork required) should present a child for school enrollment (this excludes stepparents). Persons registering a child for pre-kindergarten should be prepared to present a valid ID and/or required legal documentation at registration.

      **No proof of Residence
      If you do not have proof of residence documents in your name, please contact the Pre-K office at 704-866-6124.  

    • ***Proof of Income 

    • Recent consecutive check stubs covering one month, W-2 or tax return from the most recent year. If the following are received, please also submit: CHILD SUPPORT, ALIMONY, WORKMAN'S COMPENSATION, RETIREMENT/DISABILITY INCOME, SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS (SSA) OR SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI). If paid in cash, provide a signed statement from the employer listing employee’s name, hours worked and weekly income with business name, supervisor’s contact name and phone number. If a parent does not reside in the home with the child, no proof of income for that parent is required.

    • A completed Health Assessment and Dental Screening form and up-to-date Immunization Record are required by the 30th day of school. These forms are submitted to the teacher after placement is made.


    Deana Murphy
    Director of Pre-K Services
    3950 West Franklin Blvd.
    Gastonia, N.C. 28052
    Preschool Evaluation Team