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What: McSmiles Preschool is a free service to all McDowell County children who will be 3 or 4 by August 31, 2016. No financial requirements for eligibility! Classes are filled on a first-come basis.

When: Classes meet 2 times a week for 1 hour and 45 minutes, during the regular school year.

Where: The McSmiles buses go to area churches and elementary schools in the county. You must provide transportation to and from class.

How: Register your child now for the 2017-2018 school year by calling McSmiles at 442-2415 or print forms from below. Mail completed form with a copy of the certified birth certificate and immunization record to McSmiles- McDowell County Preschool Programs, 100 John Roach St., Marion, NC 28752.

Why: McSmiles provides a valuable service to the children. A teacher and assistant work with up to 14 children at a time. Our goal is to provide fun activities to help them master the social and academic skills that will lead to future school success.