Depending on where you live in North Carolina, your preschools may start at different times. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines the preschool age range as being between three and five years old. However, there are no hard and fast rules. The majority of kindergarten programs start at the age of five. However, some children may still be in preschool at age five, depending on their birthday. Union County Community Action, Inc. (UCCA) provides comprehensive services to promote self-sufficiency for children, youth, adults, and families across Union, Anson, & Richmond counties.
Their services are funded primarily through the Head Start, Early Head Start, and CSBG programs. UCCA’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs are supposed to provide high-quality Early Childhood Education and developmental services to eligible children and their families. This also includes families with low-incomes and children with defined disabilities. Union County also provides developmental assessments available to children with disabilities or developmental delays. To learn more visit UCCA’s Head Start and Early Head Start website here.