Admissions Process for Community Partner Programs
For information on how to connect with our administrative team to explore enrollment, please follow the process outlined below based on the program for which your child would qualify.
Wake County Public School System (WCPSS)
Children with disabilities are placed at Frankie Lemmon School through our contract with WCPSS. Your child’s IEP team and Case Manager in the Office of Early Learning within Wake County Preschool Services will need to be involved in supporting this process to ensure your child’s needs can be met and that their IEP meets the developmental day criteria.
If your child has a current IEP with WCPSS, contact your Case Manager. If your child is newly identified as having a disability, or you are new to the area, contact Child Find to begin the process of accessing services with WCPSS.
Child Find Office
Phone: (919) 431-7700
Fax: (919) 431-7617
Email: [email protected]
NC Pre-K Program (NCPK)
NC Pre-K provides funding for four-year-old children to access a high-quality preschool program to get ready for kindergarten. NCPK is application-based, with criteria for eligibility based on a family’s income and other factors that are taken into consideration.
You can find information and the application for NCPK on the Wake County Smart Start website. A universal application is available to have your child considered for NCPK, Title I, and Head Start programs. If you have a child who will be 4 years old on or before August 31st you can complete the universal application through Wake County Smart Start.
If accepted, your child will be placed at a school by Wake Smart Start & that school will contact you to enroll your child. Schools do not have any control over which children are placed at their site.
If you have any questions or need additional information, you can contact Wake County Smart Start at: (919) 851-9550
Wake County Smart Start
4901 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27606
Please complete our Interest Form to share information about your child and your contact information. Be sure to note where you are in the process of obtaining an IEP and, the name of your child’s Case Manager (if applicable). This will enable our administrative team to follow up with you and move towards next steps.
Admissions Process for Tuition-Based Programs
For information on how to connect with our administrative team to explore enrollment in one of our private tuition-based programs, please follow the process outlined below.
Our private tuition-based preschool program is designed for families looking for high-quality preschool experiences for their typically developing child(ren) between the ages of 2 to 5 years old.
Transition to Kindergarten
Our private Transition to Kindergarten (TK) program is a tuition-based program that offers families an option for an extra year between preschool and kindergarten to help their child build skills and independence. Children in the TK program are 5 to 6 years old depending on their date of birth.
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Wake County Childcare Subsidy Vouchers are accepted to enable families to access childcare at Frankie Lemmon School. Vouchers can also be used to access before and/or after school programs for currently enrolled students (based on availability).
The Wake County Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial assistance for parents and their childcare needs. The amount of childcare subsidy for each family is based on an assessment of need, income and family size.
Anyone can apply for a childcare subsidy voucher by contacting Wake County Health & Human Services at 919-212-9285 (English, Spanish) or [email protected]. If funding is not available when you apply, you can request to be placed on the Waiting List. Families will be contacted via email or letter when funding becomes available.
Please complete our Interest Form to share information about your child and your contact information. Be sure to note any important information about your child and/or the type of program you are looking for (preschool, transition to k, part-time or full-time, etc.). This will enable our administrative team to follow up with you and move towards next steps.
1. Interest Form – Fill out the Interest Form located at this link (https://form.jotform.com/212174492614151) to provide information to the Director of the school who will then reach out to schedule a tour.
2. Tour – During the tour, we encourage parents to bring their child to visit. We will answer any questions you have about Frankie Lemmon School.
3. Application – If you are interested in enrolling your child, you will be given an application to be completed and returned with a registration fee. If space is not immediately available, you may choose to have your child added to our waiting list. If your child will be accessing our program through one of our community partners (WCPSS or NCPK) you will work with your case manager to discuss placement.
We accept child care subsidy vouchers. To find out if you qualify and to apply for this program, please contact Wake County Human Services at 919-212-7000.