Voluntary Pre-K is an educational program that school districts may apply for on an annual basis and is funded by state and local funds. The purpose of the program is to provide four-year-old children, identified as being educationally and economically at-risk, with access to a quality educational environment, in hopes of preparing them for future educational success. The program is of no cost to the parent(s)/guardian(s).
2020-2021 Voluntary Pre-K Application
Collierville Schools has been awarded two Voluntary Pre-K programs for the 2020-2021 school year. Applications can be accessed by clicking here. In the coming weeks, eligible candidates will be contacted by the Department of Curriculum and Accountability regarding the status of their application.
Does every elementary school have a Voluntary Pre-K class?
Which schools have a Voluntary Pre-K program?
Is my child eligible to participate in the Voluntary Pre-K program?
Student admission into the Voluntary Pre-K program is determined by income eligibility as well as a two-step screening process. Other factors to be considered are:
- The student’s permanent residence must be within the Town of Collierville.
- Children must be four years old by August 15, 2020.
- No child who is eligible for Kindergarten (five years of age on or before August 15, 2020) may be enrolled in Voluntary Pre-K.
- Special services (i.e. speech, other disabilities, language) are considered.
How do I begin the pre-screening process?
All applicants must complete an online application as part of a pre-screening process. Applicants eligible for additional screening will be contacted by the Department of Curriculum and Accountability to schedule additional screening.
What are next steps after completing screening?
Is transportation provided for Voluntary Pre-K?
Does my child need to attend every day?
Please contact the Department of Curriculum and Accountability for questions
regarding Voluntary Pre-K.