Cabarrus Bilingual Preschool at Lockhart
Cabarrus Bilingual Preschool at Lockhart
What is NC Pre-K?
Designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. The NC Pre-K Program Requirements are built on the National Education Goals Panel’s premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains that are critical to children’s overall well-being and success in reading and math as they enter school:
What is Immersion?
Since few programs with bilingual children have alone successfully improved Kindergarten readiness and healthy family well-being, we offer a comprehensive full day bilingual preschool that addresses multiple components of any Social Exchange Model: The child, family engagement, and community outreach.
- Approaches to play and learning
- Emotional and social development
- Health and Physical Development
- Language development and communication
- Cognitive development
The NC Pre-K Program Requirements are designed to ensure that a high-quality pre-kindergarten classroom experience is provided for eligible four-year-old children in each local NC Pre-K Program and that, to the extent possible, uniformity exists across the state. All our preschool programs are also required to meet the NC Child Care Rules. North Carolina is one of four states with a Pre-K program that meets all 10 National Institute of Early Education Research Benchmarks (NIEER). Benchmarks include comprehensive Early Learning Standards; staff meet education/licensure requirements, professional development; 1:9 staff/child ratio; developmental screens and referral; evidence-based curriculum and formative assessments; monitoring and nutritional requirements.
Your child must be 4 years old on or before August 31. Eligibility is based on current access to preschool and income. For more information or to obtain an application for enrollment please contact Cabarrus Partnership for Children at 704-933-0029 or visit their website.
What is Lockhart?
Dr. David A. Lockhart Oct 3, 1922-Oct. 26, 2009
Served as a Naval officer in WWII in the Pacific
Devoted husband to Betty Sue Lockhart
Devoted father to five children: Susan, David, Becky, Jenny,Malcolm
Blessed by ten grandchildren
Graduate of Duke University School of Medicine.
Practiced pediatrics for over 40 years in Concord, where the health and well being of children was foremost on his mind. He served multiple generations of families in this county and was blessed by these relationships
He was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church. He drew the plans for the wrought iron gates which form the entrances for the Columbarium and Bell Tower gardens.
He believed in giving back to his community.
He helped to establish:
- The Child's Advocacy Center at Northeast Medical Center, a center for the diagnosis and treatment of child physical and sexual abuse cases.
- The Cabarrus Community Child Protection Team and Child Fatality Task Force,
- The Logan Community Resource Center.
- As a volunteer pediatrician at Stonewall Jackson Training School.
- As a board member of the Cabarrus Partnership for Children serving preschoolers needs.
- As the Medical Director for the Cabarrus Health Alliance.
- As Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of Staff for Cabarrus Memorial Hospital.
- As a board member of the Concord School Board during the late sixties and seventies when the schools were being integrated which was accomplished with a smooth and peaceful transition ( Per Bette Sue, Dave's widow there were some times of tension but everything worked out in a smooth and peaceful way)
- As an adviser to the NC State Board of Education
- As a member of The Cabarrus County Board of Health
In retirement he was concerned about the plight of children and families who were uninsured and with his lifelong friend, George Liles, co founded the Community Free Clinic
His service was acknowledged by several recognitions and honors:
The 2006 NC Child Health Recognition Lifetime Achievement Award
9 Who Care Award
Lions Club Lay person of the Year
Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service