• Caldwell County Schools Preschool Program is not a traditional preschool or daycare. As an integrated preschool, our goal is to serve the needs of all students in an inclusive setting. The blended approach provides a tremendous benefit for children to develop strong language, play, and social skills. This design provides a wonderful opportunity for all children to participate and experience growth.

    Caldwell County's 5 star rated preschool classrooms are staffed by a certified birth-kindergarten teacher and highly qualified teacher assistants. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool incorporates areas of learning in literacy, math, technology, social-emotional development, and the arts every school day.

    The Preschool Program is currently located at the following elementary schools:

    • Baton Elementary
    • Collettsville School 
    • Davenport A+ School 
    • Dudley Shoals Elementary 
    • Gamewell Elementary
    • Granite Falls Elementary
    • Happy Valley School 
    • Hudson Elementary 
    • Kings Creek School
    • Sawmills Elementary 
    • Valmead Elementary 
    • Whitnel Elementary


Preschool Class Formats

  • Classes are designed to best meet the needs of all students. Typically developing children must be at least 3 years old by the first day of school and may not be eligible for kindergarten. Children applying for NCPK slots must be age 4 to be eligible.Learn Blocks

    • Class sizes are limited to serve 18 students.
    • Preschool classes follow the Caldwell County School Calendar.
    • Hours of attendance may vary at each school.
    • Tuition for the preschool program is competitive.  
    • Applications for these slots may be obtained from the Preschool Office.

    Tuition for children who enter at various points throughout the year will be prorated.

  • Preschool Readiness Center

    332 Greenhaven Drive NW

    Lenoir, NC 28645

    Phone: (828) 726-3920

    Fax: (828) 757-0642