JMCSS Pre-K Program
Our district's Pre-K program is home to the youngest JMCSS students. We currently have 38 Pre-K classes throughout the district. Families must meet state mandated income and eligibility requirements to be enrolled in a Voluntary Pre-K class. However, there are a few locally funded classes that do not have income requirements. There are also special education classes for students who are served through the district's special education program.
Attending Pre-K helps students grow in social emotional development and helps ease the transition from home to regular elementary school. Our teachers use an all-inclusive curriculum program so students progress through learning about different themes throughout the year, from the importance of self to community, all tied to literacy with a book of some sort.
Apply Now for Pre-K!
Pre-K Registration is still open. It is a two-step process. Step 1 is to complete the online application at jmcss.org/register. Step 2 is to bring your documents to complete your application.
If you have completed the online application and have gathered all required documents, please bring the documents to Nova Early Learning Center between the hours of 9:00-2:30 daily.
Q. How old must be child be to attend Pre-K?
A. Students must be 4-years-old on or before August 15.
Q. What are the qualifications for Pre-K?
A. Families must meet state mandated income and eligibility requirements to be enrolled in a Voluntary Pre-K class. However, there are a few locally funded classed that do not have income requirements. There are also special education classes for students who are served through the district’s Special Education programs.
Q. How can I register my student for Pre-K?
A. You can register your student for Pre-K at any time through the online registration process. All required documents must be submitted in person. For questions about Pre-K registration, please contact Nova Early Learning Center at 731-427-6396.
Q. Who can I contact for questions about Pre-K Registration?
A. For questions about Pre-K registration, please contact Nova Early Learning Center at 731-427-6396.
Q. What documentation must I provide in order to register my student for Pre-K?
A. Families must submit: (1) copy of a current year’s physical and immunization for student on Tennessee Department of Health Certificate; (2) copy of State Certified Birth Certificate; (3) copy of child’s Social Security card or verification of Social Security Number from Social Security office (if available); (4) household income verification – recent check stub, latest tax return, SSI pay stub or public assistance case; (5) Three proofs of residency in Jackson-Madison County.
Q. Is school bus transportation provided for Pre-K students?
A. School bus transportation is not provided for Pre-K students.
Q. Do Pre-K students attend school all day?
A. Pre-K students attend all day and attendance is mandatory. Students can be dismissed from the program for excessive absences.
*Pre-K Collaborative at Isaac Lane
Isaac Lane has a Pre-K collaborative with Northwest Tennessee Head Start/Early Head Start Program. This partnership provides additional resources for our VPK students in the collaborative class. The additional resources are:
- Staff (an additional teacher assistant will be in this class; 1 to 6/7 ratio)
- Indoor and outdoor equipment (iPad, age-appropriate furniture, etc.)
- Health, Mental Health and Disability services for your child and family
- Instructional items for the room (paper, manipulatives, etc.)
- Family engagement opportunities and activities
- Family advocacy through a Head Start Family Advocate
- Educational classroom support for the family and child throughout the school year
If you are interested in being considered for this class, be sure to let Lisa Lewis know when you turn in the needed documents during registration. For more information you may call 410-6564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-K Classes for the 2019-2020 school year will be located at the following schools.
Andrew Jackson Elementary
Isaac Lane Elementary*
Nova Early Learning Center
Rose Hill School