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Age Eligibility

Children must be 4 years of age by August 15, 2014 to attend our Pre-K programs for the 2014-15 school year. 


Types of Preschool Programs

The district offers a variety of pre-school program options:
* Pre-K classes for 4 year old students are currently located at Roosevelt, Lincoln, Kennedy, Johnson and Palmer
* HeadStart Collaboration classes at V.O. Dobbins (3 classes)
* Early Intervention Program (EIP) at Palmer (3 classes) and Kennedy (1 class) for students that are eligible for special education services beginning at age 3

Income Eligibility
Children who qualify as economically disadvantaged per the Income Eligibility application and income guidelines set by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services have priority for placement into our Pre-K programs.  

For more information, call the Palmer Center at (423) 378-2160

Process: Pre-Kindergarten screening is intended for families wishing to enroll children in the four-year-old class at Palmer Center or in one of the school-based Pre-K classes housed at Johnson, Lincoln, Kennedy or Roosevelt. These programs are open only to city residents. 

Note:  Children who are five (5) years old on or before August 15, 2014 will need to enroll in Kindergarten at the school for which they are zoned.



Eligibility for Tennessee Early
Childhood Education Pilot Program
KCS Pre-K Enrollment
Information Card



Johnson (4 yr)
Connie Wade
423-378-2300
Lincoln (4 yr)
Gail Smith
423-378-2360
Kennedy (4 yr) Heather Russell Email 423-857-2700
Roosevelt (4 yr) Randy Elam Email 423-857-2600
Palmer Center (4 yr)
Jake Mullins
423-378-2160
Palmer Center (4 yr)
Kindetta Thompson
423-378-2160
Palmer Center (EIP) Michelle Carpenter Email 423-378-2160
Palmer Center (EIP) Sarah Hall Email 423-378-2160
Palmer Center (EIP) Angela Ellis Email 423-378-2160
Kennedy (EIP) Rachel Auel Email 423-857-2700
V.O. Dobbins/Head Start
Lacy Hughes
423-247-6180
   V.O. Dobbins/Head Start   Carol Baker Email 423-247-6180
V.O. Dobbins/Head Start
Stacy Bogle
423-247-6180
 
Parent resources:

http://www.kidcentraltn.com

http://www.tnvoices.org/training

http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/training_parent.html

http://www.readtennessee.org/family.aspx

http://earlyliteracylearning.org/pgparents.php




Learn more about the KidCentralTn program!

The Journey to School Readiness Resources:

Writing Expectations
PreK Quality Work
Observing Literacy
Narrative Elements
Beginning Literacy
Prezi

             
      
Learn more about the School Readiness Model here.



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