• Age Eligibility

    A child must be 4 years old on or before August 31st to enroll in the Pre-Kindergarten Program. A child enrolling in Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before August 31st.

    Speech Language

    Speech Language Impairment does not guarantee a placement in school. When eligible, Pre-Kindergarten students may receive speech language services in the home setting if determined appropriate.

Contact Us

  • Changing the Lives of Children

    Northampton County Schools
    701 N. Church Street
    Jackson, NC 27845
    Office: (252) 534-1371

    Exceptional Children's Director
    Jorgette Williams
    252-534-1371 Ext. 2227




NC Pre-K

  • The NC Pre-K Program is open to all eligible 4 year olds.  Eligibility is determined based on previous services, developmental risk factors and income.  This program is designed to make sure that unserved and underserved children have quality preschool experiences prior to entering Kindergarten

Exceptional Children

  • The EC Pre-K program is open to all eligible 3 and 4 year olds.  Eligibility is determined based on evaluations completed by various agencies.  Students are eligible to receive services on their 3rd birthday once they are found eligible.  Children in this program display 25%-30% delays in one or more areas of development.

Head Start

  • The CADA Head Start Program collaborates with the public school system to serve eligible 4 year olds. Eligibility is determined based on income.  Head Start collaborative services are offered at Central Elementary School.

Title I

  • The Title I program is open to all eligible 4 year olds.  Eligibility is determined based on risk factors.  These are determined by a point system based on given criteria.  This program is designed to eliminate the achievement gap between student subgroups.

Early Intervention

  • Early Intervention Services are available for children ages birth - 3 who are determined to be eligible through the Children's Developmental Services Agency, located in Rocky Mount, NC.  There is a satellite office in Roanoke Rapids, NC.  Children must have a diagnosed disability or medical condition to be eligible for this program.  For more information, please call (252) 537-4796 and ask to speak with Susan Balmer.

Early Head Start

  • The Early Head Start Program is designed for children ages birth - 3. The Head Start Program also serves 3 and 4 year-olds. The Central Office for these programs is located at CADA in Rich Square, NC. For more information regarding these programs, call (252) 539-4155. Lamont Clark is the enrollment coordinator.