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Board of Education
Mobile Pre-K
412 Kirksey Drive/P.O. Drawer 989
Morganton, North Carolina 28680-0989
Shaping young stop at a time.
​When you click on the application below, if you are prompted for a username/password, please click CANCEL.  You should be able to access it without a username and password.

What is Mobile Pre-K??
Click here for Mobile Preschool Application
(in Word format, read above) or  here (in pdf format)

  • FREE Preschool
  • Certified Teacher and Teacher Assistant
  • Developmentally Appropriate
  • Small student/teacher ratio.
  • Children will prepare to enter kindergarten.
  • Services provided by Burke County Public Schools in conjunction with SMART START.
  • Offers everything that would be available to your child in a traditional preschool classroom.
  • Designed for children ages 3 years old until they are ready to enter kindergarten.  We specialize in kindergarten readiness skills.

The Mobile Pre-school program is FREE of charge.

If you would like your child to be on the bus, the first step is to fill out an application. Applications can be found at the top of this page, highlighted in yellow, or at the Mobile Pre-K office.

Although we appreciate parents turning in applications as soon as possible, students will be placed on a waiting list if they are under the age of 3. Waiting lists will be filled according to those closest to starting kindergarten.

Please note:  The sites and schedules for the mobile buses are subject to change.
BETSIE Bus Teachers: Ms. Lula and Ms. Betty
Bus Cell: 828-413-7135
Monday and Wednesday​
Walter Johnson​ ​8:00-9:45
Oak Hill ​10:15-12:00
​Table Rock ​12:30-2:15
Tuesday and Thursday​ ​
​WA Young ​8:00-9:45
​Glen Alpine ​10:15-12:00
​Table Rock ​12:30-2:15
BEEBEE Bus Teachers: Ms. Michelle and Ms. Ashley
Bus Cell: 828-381-6048

Monday and Wednesday​
Mountain Crest AM ​8:00-9:45
College Street ​10:15-12:00
​Mountain Crest PM ​12:30-2:15
Tuesday and Thursday​ ​
​Drexel AM ​8:00-9:45
​Rutherford College ​10:15-12:00
​Drexel PM ​12:30-2:15

BUST'R Bus Teachers: Ms. Becky and Ms. Brandy
Bus Cell: 828-764-5053
Monday and Wednesday​
George Hildebrand ​8:00-9:45
Salem ​10:15-12:00
​Liberty ​12:30-2:15
Tuesday and Thursday​ ​
​Icard ​8:00-9:45
​Hildebran ​10:15-12:00
​Valdese ​12:30-2:15

Our classrooms are buses that have been gutted out and remodeled with wooden cabinets for storage, shelving, and counter tops.

We have a typical classroom set up such as:

carpet area for group time, a couch for reading/listening center, tables for center time, housekeeping, and we even have a small kid friendly bathroom!

Each bus serves a different area of Burke County.
Each bus parks at six locations for one hour and forty-five minutes each week. That is a total of 18 sites throughout the county. We can have 14 students enrolled at each site and we can serve a total of 252 students and their families countywide.