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.
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 at Nova Early Learning Center, 248 Bedford White Road. For questions about Pre-K registration, please contact Nova Early Learning Center at 731-427-6393.
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 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