Designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible three and four-year-old children. Children are prepared to be successful academically in school and 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.
St. James campus is a five star full day bilingual preschool serving at-risk three and four year old and typically developing children and families. This program will provide a quality learning environment using a Developmentally Appropriate Bi-Lingual Division of Child Development Early Education DCDEE approved curriculum to prepare children for a successful entry into Kindergarten. 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. The activity aligns with the organization mission statement “Families First in Cabarrus County provides programs for early childhood education, promotes communication through a bilingual early childhood experience and builds strong family-program partnerships to ensure child and family well-being.”
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.
Your child must be 3 years old on or before August 31. Eligibility is based on income and point system. For more information or to obtain an application for enrollment please contact Krystal at Families First in Cabarrus County at 704-202-5057.