Smart Start income eligibility

Your family is eligible for financial assistance with Pre-K if you meet the following income requirements.

Family Size
Total number of children and adults
Total Income
Annual income for entire household is less than…
1
$31,488
2 $41,176
3 $50,865
4 $60,554
5 $70,242
6 $79,931
7 $81,747
8 $83,564
9 $85,380
10 $87,197
11 $89,014
12 $90,830

Head start income eligibility

Your family is eligible for financial assistance with Pre-K if you meet the following income requirements.

Family Size
Total number of children and adults
Total Income
Annual income for entire household is less than…
1
$13,590
2 $18.310
3 $23,030
4 $27,750
5 $32.470
6 $37.190
7 $41.910
8 $46,630
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Not sure where to register for PreK? Start here.

PreK is one of the best decisions you can make for your child’s education and overall success. Take one minute to answer five questions, and we’ll help you find the best way forward.

Where to Register

Point of entry for most publicly-funded PreK applications.

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Contact Alisha HoltView PreK Application
Determine Income Eligibility

For families that meet certain income eligibility requirements.

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Contact Christian Ryan
View PreK Application
Determine Income Eligibility

Office of Early Learning

School district point of entry for publicly-funded PreK applications.

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Contact Treva Sharpe
View PreK Application

Exceptional Children Preschool Intake

For children eligible for special education and related services

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Contact Blanche Stevens
View PreK Application

For help navigating public and private-pay PreK options.

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Things to know

A few things to know about registering your child for Pre-K through Smart Start, Head Start or the Office of Early Learning.

1

Pre-K is typically a 6 1/2 hour day, five days a week.

2

These Pre-K providers follow the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district calendar

3

Most Pre-K providers do not provide transportation or before/after school care for students.

4

Regular attendance is strongly recommended for all students.

5

Once your application is submitted, placement notifications will occur between June 1 and July 31.

documents you’ll need

Different providers will require different documentation, but in general, the following documents will be required to register your child for PreK in Forsyth County.

Child’s Birth Certificate

Proof of Income

Proof of Residency

Parent or Guardian’s Picture ID

Child’s Immunization Record