Bilingual Preschool @ Lockhart Campus

Experiences that enhance school readiness

What Is Pre-K?

Designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. The NC Pre-K Program Requirements are built on the National Education Goals Panel’s premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains that are critical to children’s overall well-being and success in reading and math as they enter school.

What Is Immersion?

Since few programs with bilingual children have alone successfully improved Kindergarten readiness and healthy family well-being, we offer a comprehensive full day bilingual preschool that addresses multiple components of any Social Exchange Model: The child, family engagement, and community outreach.  

  •   Approaches to play and learning
  •   Emotional and social development
  •   Health and physical development
  •   Language development and communication
  •   Cognitive development

The NC Pre-K Program Requirements are designed to ensure that a high-quality pre-kindergarten classroom experience is provided for eligible four-year-old children in each local NC Pre-K Program and that, to the extent possible, uniformity exists across the state.  All our preschool programs are also required to meet the NC Child Care Rules.  North Carolina is one of four states with a Pre-K program that meets all 10 National Institute of Early Education Research Benchmarks (NIEER).  Benchmarks include comprehensive Early Learning Standards; staff meet education/licensure requirements, professional development; 1:9 staff/child ratio; developmental screens and referral; evidence-based curriculum and formative assessments; monitoring and nutritional requirements.

Application Process

Your child must be 4 years old on or before August 31. Eligibility is based on current access to preschool and income. For more information or to obtain an application for enrollment please contact Cabarrus Partnership for Children at 704-933-0029 or visit their website. 


A Little More about the lockhart name

Dr. David Lockhart (Oct 3, 1922 - Oct 26, 2009) was a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine and served as a naval officer during World War II in the Pacific. He was married to Betty Sue Lockhart and was blessed with five children and ten grandchildren.

He practiced pediatrics for over 40 years in Concord, where the health and well being of children was foremost on his mind. He served multiple generations of families in this county and was blessed by these relationships

Dr. Lockhart was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church. He drew the plans for the wrought iron gates which form the entrances for the Columbarium and Bell Tower gardens.

He also believed in giving back to his community.

He helped to establish:

  • The Child's Advocacy Center at Northeast Medical Center, a center for the diagnosis and treatment of child physical and sexual abuse cases
  • The Cabarrus Community Child Protection Team and Child Fatality Task Force
  • The Logan Community Resource Center

He Served:

  • As a volunteer pediatrician at Stonewall Jackson Training School
  • As a board member of the Cabarrus Partnership for Children serving preschoolers needs
  • As the Medical Director for the Cabarrus Health Alliance
  • As Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of Staff for Cabarrus Memorial Hospital
  • As a board member of the Concord School Board during the late sixties and seventies when the schools were being integrated which was accomplished with a smooth and peaceful transition
  • As an adviser to the NC State Board of Education
  • As a member of The Cabarrus County Board of Health

In retirement, he was concerned about the plight of children and families who were uninsured and with his lifelong friend, George Liles, co founded the Community Free Clinic

His service was acknowledged by several recognitions and honors:

  • The 2006 NC Child Health Recognition Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Distinguished Rotarian
  • 9 Who Care Award
  • Lions Club Layperson of the Year
  • Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service
Families First Cabarrus County

Families First

985 Central Drive NW
Concord, North Carolina 28027

office@familiesfirstcc.org
704-786-5613