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Welcome to Preschool

Caldwell County Schools Preschool Program

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

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

  • 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.


Preschool Readiness Center
332 Greenhaven Drive NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 726-3920
Fax: (828) 757-0642