- I have a three year old, where can my child attend school?
Three year olds are admitted through the lottery process to Hull-Jackson and Stanford Montessori Schools.
- My child does not turn four until October 1, where can my child attend school this year?
Unfortunately, your child will not be eligible for Pre-K. A student must turn four by August 31st of the current school year in order to be eligible for Pre-K.
- I do not qualify for economically disadvantaged status, can my child attend anyway?
Yes, your child can apply to attend any Local or Blended Pre-K programs. There is a fee, based on a sliding scale, for children enrolled in Local or Blended Pre-Kindergarten classrooms.
- How much will I have to pay?
Pre-Kindergarten fees can range from $18 to $144 based on your income (see Sliding Scale listed on the Early Childhood Education Home Page).
- Does the Sliding Scale include fees for Before and After Care Programs?
The Sliding Scale only includes fees for the Pre-Kindergarten Program at the school. Before and After Care Programs are independently run through an outside agency.
- What do I need to bring to show proof of income?
In order to show proof of income, the following items are accepted: 1040 form (the form you filed for federal income tax), Food Stamp Case Number (documentation letter received from Department of Human Services), or Family First Case Number (documentation letter received from Department of Human Services).
- Will I need to bring my child to school with me to apply?
No, it is not required to bring your child to school at the time you submit an application. You will be given an appointment to report for your child’s assessment. This is a required assessment for admission that will take only fifteen minutes to assess your child.
- What do I need to take to apply for Pre-K?
The following items are needed to apply:
- Birth Certificate
- Shot record (up-to-date)
- Physical (within twelve months of school starting)
- Social Security card or number for the child (optional)
- proof of address (proof that you live in Davidson County)
- proof of income (1040 tax return, W2, Family First Case Number on Government issued letter, Food Stamp Case Number on Government issued letter)
- Will schools only accept Pre-Kindergarten applications during the week of the Pre-Kindergarten Application Process?
Schools will accept Pre-Kindergarten applications until 20 days before the end of the current school year. Pre-Kindergarten student selections for the upcoming school year are made at the beginning of May. However; schools will continue to accept students throughout the school year as vacant seats are determined.
- I was looking at information on your Web page and I noticed some schools were listed under more than one program. Why?
MNPS has more than one type of Pre-Kindergarten program in some school sites.
- I live in Wilson County but work in Davidson County; can my child attend Pre-Kindergarten in Davidson County?
No, you must live in Davidson County in order to be eligible.
- When will families know if their child is selected for a Pre-Kindergarten class?
If you secure a Pre-K seat, you will receive an Acceptance Letter in late May of the current school year. If you have secured other childcare arrangements, do not give up childcare until you receive a letter from the school telling you that your child was assigned to an MNPS Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Children that are not placed at the current time will be placed on a waiting list or will be referred to another MNPS Pre-Kindergarten program.
- I presently live in Williamson County but I am moving to Davidson County. Can my child sign up for Pre-Kindergarten?
No, you must live in Davidson County at the time of registration.
- Is transportation provided?
Transportation for Pre-K students is NOT provided by MNPS. Parents are responsible for bringing and picking up their child.
- Can families withdraw their child for an extended vacation or travel leave?
Schools can not hold seats for students who are absent for an unexcused extended length of time.