Applying To TLC +

Anyone interested in the preschool should follow these steps:
  1. Contact Veronica Smith the Parent Coordinator at 704-377-8076 ext. 209 to schedule an appointment.
  2. During the appointment the interested applicant will complete a pre-registration form. Applicants are given a tour of the preschool, given preschool history and an opportunity to ask questions.
  3. Upon completion of the tour the interested applicant is notified of any possible openings and may be placed on or given information regarding our wait list.

* Special note: A major determining factor for selection of students is whether or not the family qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Completing a pre-registration form does not mean that your child will be enrolled. Thank you for your interest in our school!


The families in The Learning Collaborative must be a good fit with our mission. For this reason, a targeted approach is used in selecting families. Priority is placed on undeserved children from fragile, low income families. TLC screens all potential families using the More at Four application guidelines for income eligibility and service priority status as the program seeks to enroll those who demonstrate the greatest need: low income, no high school or GED achieved by parents, substandard housing, inadequate transportation, and children with potential developmental delays. Personal interviews are also an important part of the application process.

To be eligible for the More at Four program, children must: Be four years old by August 31st and be eligible for kindergarten the following year. Be a resident of Mecklenburg County Meet the income requirements as set by the state of North Carolina. Children of active duty military families are also eligible.

Student Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Learning Collaborative, 3241 Sam Drenan Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205 admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational, athletic or other school administered programs.