Contact Us

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact our bilingual Pre-K Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator, Cindy Knox, at 828-419-1030. If you get voicemail, leave a message and she will call you back within 24 hours. She can help with questions about the application, required documents, pre-k locations, and more. She can also help if you cannot complete an application online.

Cindy Knox (English and Spanish)
Preschool Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator

*In-person office hours will be available soon (as COVID-19 allows)

You can also contact a specific program:

NC Pre-K

Stacey Bailey
NC Pre-K Program Director
(828) 407-2057

Head Start

Leslie Hennessee
Family & Community Partnerships Program Manager
(828) 252-2495 ext.578

Asheville City Schools Preschool

Polly Bolding
Preschool Enrollment and Engagement Coordinator
(828) 545-1646

Verner Early Learning Center

Kimberly Akbar
Enrollment Coordinator
(828) 776-4860

About Buncombe Pre-K

Buncombe Pre-K is a community effort to make it easier for families to find and apply to publicly funded pre-kindergarten (pre-k) programs. Local partners work together “behind the scenes” so that families have one website to go to, one number to call, and one application to fill out to connect with all the pre-k programs and related services they might be eligible for.
If you have any questions or are having trouble with the application, please contact Cindy at (828) 419-1030.