Pre-K/Head Start

Our Early Childhood Program is one of our first and most important steps in ensuring students are prepared for success in Kindergarten and beyond. We serve nearly 5,000 students each year at select elementary schools across Memphis and Shelby County, as well as several community partner locations. By providing high-quality school options for some of youngest learners, we're able to create the foundation for academic success.

Now Accepting 2016-17 Pre-K Applications!

Pre-K Program Requirements

  • The District's Pre-K program is open to all families in Shelby County.
  • Children must be 4-years-old on or before August 15th of this year.
  • Parents must provide a current physical and immunization record.
  • Priority will be given to students considered "at-risk," as defined by the State's guidelines.
  • Parents of children admitted into the Pre-K program are required to participate in a mandatory parent orientation.
  • Spaces are limited.
  • Transportation is not provided.

Pre-K Screening Checklist

You must bring the original as well as two copies of the following items when your child is screened
(No copies will be made at screening):

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