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Pre-K graduation day highlights program for some of Meck County’s youngest students

CHARLOTTE — Tuesday was graduation day for some of Mecklenburg County’s youngest students -- the children finishing pre-K.

The day was particularly meaningful for one family.

Graduate Devon Breazell Jr.’s parents, Patrice and Devon Sr., told Channel 9 they were glad they enrolled their son in Childcare Network, which is part of Meck Pre-K. The free program is supported by the county and operates on a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools schedule.

“It’s been amazing. He comes home, tells us new stuff everyday,” Devon Sr. said.

Tenille Banner is a Meck Pre-K communications coordinator.

“It’s great because there is no income eligibility,” Banner said. “As long as you’re a resident of Mecklenburg County and the child turns four by Aug. 31, that’s all they need to enroll.”

>> In the video at the top of the page, how the program is expanding to serve even more students next school year.

To fill out an application for the Mecklenburg County Pre-K graduation, click here.

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