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Register your child for pre-K at any of our participating elementary schools. Eligible students are put on a waiting list after all slots have been filled. If you have any questions regarding registration for Pre K, please contact Ebony McKinzy in the Pre K Office at 501.234-2065.
We believe the need for quality early childhood education is vital to a child’s success. We strive to meet that need by providing nurturing educational experiences for every child in our program. We consider this great responsibility a window of opportunity to nurture each individual child and help teach and instill the skills they will need to be prepared for kindergarten.
All PCSSD Pre-K classrooms are funded by the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) preschool grant and have earned the highest rating of level 3 through Better Beginnings. Which means our program is FREE to those students and families that qualify and meet eligibility requirements.
Our mission is to provide the most beneficial learning experiences in a safe and caring environment. The Pre-K Program is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child using a wide range of age appropriate and multi-cultural materials and experiences. This includes the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of children. Because three- and four-year old children tend to learn best through their senses and by moving, it may not look like ‘school’ to you! Teachers use play experiences to help children learn skills and concepts. Activities encourage exploration, creativity, and problem solving. We use Investigator’s Club Academic Curriculum, Conscious Discipline for social and emotional development, and Work Sampling as an assessment tool. Our program is designed to create a love of learning and prepare students for success in kindergarten.
Since parents play a key role in the development of their children, parental involvement will be essential to the PCSSD Pre-Kindergarten program. PCSSD Pre-K classrooms work with parents to develop a strong partnership between school and home. Parents are the child’s first and most important teacher. We provide abundant opportunities to involve parents in their child’s education. By working side-by-side with parents, students, and the elementary schools, we will prepare our students to tackle kindergarten with the skills they need to be successful both academically and socially.
Thank you for considering PCSSD Pre-K. We look forward to getting to know you!
Pre-K students will be assigned to schools based on the PCSSD zone map. Bates and Landmark have a 3 year old class.
15001 Kanis Road
14300 Dineen Dr.
9906 Jacksonville Cato Rd.
142 Hollywood Ave.
4710 Frasier Pike
5001 Northshore Dr.
4424 Highway 161 N.
16712 Arch St Pike
19901 Lawson Rd.
2200 Thornhill Dr.
5703 Oak Grove Rd.
21600 Highway 10
307 Verona Ave.
402 Dee Jay Hudson Dr.
What children are eligible for the PCSSD ABC PreK program?
To be eligible for the PCSSD’s Pre-K program, a child must be three OR four-years old by August 1st of the year they are entering the program.
Children/Families must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for Services:
Documentation that the child meets grant criteria:
All income earned parents and step-parents must be documented. The following items are acceptable to document that a family’s income is at 200% of FPL or below:
Are other sources of income counted?
In addition to earned income, the following sources of unearned income should be counted in the household total:
Educational benefits (Pell Grant, Student Loans), TEA Benefits, Child Support, SSI, and Disability are NOT included in household total.
Parents without a high school diploma
Low Birth Weight
Teen parent at child’s birth
A family history of substance abuse/addiction
Be income eligible for Title I
Be eligible for services under IDEA
A family with a history of abuse or neglect or be a victim of abuse or neglect
Demonstrable developmental delays as identified through an appropriate screening
Limited English Proficient
Foster Child (at the time of enrollment)
Incarcerated Parent (during child’s lifetime)
Child in the custody of or living with a family member other than parents (at the time of enrollment)
Child has a parent activated for (may be stateside/out of state or overseas, and must be a minimum of 30 days duration) overseas military duty (at the time of enrollment)