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Arts United for Davidson County is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) subgrants.  Applications must be received no later than Monday, August 31, 2015 for projects that occur July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.  Forms and grant guidelines may be picked up, by appointment, from the Arts United office at 4 East First Avenue or emailed upon request.  A downloadable application form is available on the North Carolina Arts Council website at

Applications are available for county non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in Davidson County.  Eligible activities include art classes, artist-in-schools programs, concerts, dance and theatre productions, festivals, galleries, and multicultural events.  Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations, arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county.  Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the North Carolina Arts Council’s General Support Program.

Arts United for Davidson County serves as the designated county partner for the North Carolina Arts Council by awarding subgrants to local organizations for arts programs in Davidson County. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program has provided North Carolina citizens access to quality arts experiences.  Using a per capita based formula, the grant program provides funding for the arts in all 100 counties of the state through partnerships with local arts councils.
For information, contact Pam Harvey at Arts United by email

Have you registered for NC Pre-K?
Smart Start of Davidson County supports access to high quality, affordable early care and education by administering NC Pre-K in Davidson County.

NC Pre-K provides a free, high quality educational experience for eligible four year-olds, in order to enhance their kindergarten readiness. The NC Pre-K school year typically runs August – May and each school day is 6.5 hours.

We are currently registering students for the 2015-2016 school year for children who will turn four years of age on or before August 31, 2015 and whose family meets at least one of the following state guidelines: 

•Low income household (ie. Family of 3: $42,201 / Family of 4: $50,239)
•Child with limited English skills
•Child with identified disability or developmental/educational need
•Child of eligible military family
•Child living with foster family, legal guardian or relative

For more information about NC Pre-K, contact Stephanie Nelson at (336) 249-6688.

To learn more about our programs and services for young children and families in Davidson County, please visit

Central UMC preschool is now enrolling for the 2015-16 school year
Openings are still available in the Central UMC Pre-school for the 2015-2016 school year.  The pre-school will re-open on Tuesday, September 8 and meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week from 8:30 until 11:30 am. 

To seek enrollment information, call the Central UMC church office Monday-Thursday between 8:30 and 11:30 am. (336 859 3502)