Welcome to our Early Childhood Application Process. Onslow County Schools offers Early Childhood Program options through Head Start, Title I, NCPK and Exceptional Children Services. Since the success of your child is our priority, the OCS Preschool staff is striving to provide this time for you to begin the application process independently using our online platform and finalizing the process with the support of an OCS Preschool staff member via phone or in person. Please allow yourself 30 minutes to complete the online application in its entirety, as you will not have an opportunity to return to an application or save any responses. By completing an online application for our Early Childhood Programs all children in your home will be enrolled in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. Each month enrolled children will receive a book, until their 5th birthday, at no cost to your family. You will have an opportunity to upload all supporting documents into our secure database at the end of this portion of the application. A list of required supporting documents can be found at: https://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/Page/41542 If you have any questions about information that needs to be submitted, please contact the Onslow County Schools Preschool Office at 910-455-5530.
Primary adult is the child's parent or guardian by blood, marriage, or adoption. Please name (mother, father, or main guardian who is legal guardian of the child and who is financial reasonable for the child.
In January of 2020, Congress authorized the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to help people experiencing homelessness. The federal law includes the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program that entitles children how lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence to a free, appropriate education and requires sc schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance and success in school. The McKinney-Vento Program meets the needs of homeless students attending Onslow County Schools by addressing academic challenges and family issues affecting their success in school. Examples of living situations that may qualify include, but are not limited to: * Living with a friend, relative or other person/family because of a loss of housing * Staying in a motel or hotel because of a loss of housing or fleeing domestic violence * Living in an emergency shelter, transitional housing or domestic violence shelter * Living in a car, park or public place, abandoned building or bus station * Living temporarily in substandard housing * Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home * Living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter, run away youth * Youth living on their own, even if their families want them to come home
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The secondary parent is the child's parent or guardian by blood, marriage, or adoption; authorized care-giver or legally responsible party. Only list the secondary parent if they live in the home with the child.
Family means all person living in the same household who are supported by you, the parent, guardian, or care-giver. An emergency contact is a local family member, friend, or neighbor we may contact in case of emergency or if we are unable to contact you at the phone number or email provided on your application.
Provide information on the child you are applying for preschool services. To apply for preschool services, your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before August 31st for the school year in which you are applying for.
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Thank you for completing the first steps in applying for our Early Childhood Program. Your information has been received in our online database and a team member will be in contact wit you to complete the second portion of the application process. If you have not received a response after 30 business days of apply, please feel free to contact a member of our Early Childhood Program via email to assist you. OCS Preschool contacts are: Brenda Hirko- brenda.hirko@onslow.k12.nc.us Trystyn Kent-Orr - trystyn.kentorr@onslow.k12.nc.us or Hannah Bradshaw - hannah.bradshaw@onslow.k12.nc.us
Required information is missing, see above.