Office of School Readiness & Preschool Office

Smart Start Head Start

The Department of Health and Human Services Child Development and Early Education program required lead testing of water fountains and sinks that Pre-Kindergarten students would come in contact with at each elementary school. The results of this testing for each school can be found at the following link:  Mapper

Click here 
to view our 2020-2021 Head Start Annual Report to the public.

Click here to download the 2022-2023 application. Be sure to use Adobe Acrobat to complete the application. Please know that if you open the application in your browser, the information will likely not save nor transfer properly.

Call to schedule a preschool screening appointment at (704) 476-8064.

If you have difficulties with translating the application, don't fret.  Give us a call at (704) 476-8064.  We have translators available to assist in completing the application.



The CCS Office of School Readiness will function as a cohesive team to provide services for three and four-year-old children, and make the first step to “life-long learning” a positive educational experience for the children and parents we serve.



Preschool Programs