New Hanover Schools to Ask County for Three Pre-K Rooms

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC, FEBRUARY 17, 2016 – Last year, New Hanover County Schools received 1,920 preschool applications — for 792 slots.

In fact, just 47 percent of the county’s 4,500 3- and 4-year-olds are enrolled in any licensed childcare program, public or private. When those under-served kids arrive in kindergarten, they’re often behind their classmates and may stay behind all the way through high school. Read more.