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PreK Registration Set for Feb. 21
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Manley PreK students on Book Character Day
Manley PreK students on Book Character Day

PreK Registration is scheduled for Feb. 21. 

Hours are 8:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., first come, first served. 

If we Hamblen County Schools are closed for inclement weather, registration will be the next day school is in session and will begin the same time school begins. 

Schools with Voluntary PreK includes Lincoln Elementary, Manley Elementary, Russellville Elementary, West Elementary, and Witt Elementary. 

Students may apply at any of the above schools but priority is given to in-zone students at Russellville and West Elementary. 

Russellville and Manley have tuition PreK class for students not meeting income guidelines. 

Children must be four years of age on or before August 15 of the current year.   Jump Start to Educational Excellence is a full day program staffed with certified teachers who are experienced in early childhood education.

Prioritization of enrollment for Voluntary PreK is given to children who meet income guidelines or have a military parent killed in action, declared missing in action in action, or declared a prisioner of war. 

Hamblen County Schools provides an exciting program of preschool education for four-year old students.  Educators have long realized the importance of high quality preschool educational programs in helping children enter school ready to learn and optimize their full potential.  The benefits of early childhood education impact the brain’s performance throughout life.  

Unfortunately, many children do not have the advantage of preschool.  Educational research indicates that these children are more likely to repeat a grade, to not graduate, to qualify for special education, and to not attend college.  Effective preschool programs can change these outcomes for all children.   

The Hamblen County Board of Education opened its first early childhood program, Jump Start to Educational Excellence, on January 6, 2004, at Manley Elementary School.  Through a combination of state funds along with the availability of tuition slots, preschool classes are now available at Manley, Russellville, Lincoln, West, and Witt. 

The PreK program offers students a seven-hour-a-day program that align to school times and the school calendar. Transportation is not provided by the district.

ESP (Extended School Program) varies by school.

To enroll, the required documentation includes two proofs of residence, birth certificate, children's Social Security card, proof of immunization, and photo ID of parent/guardian. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child in preschool, contact the school office.

PreK Registration Application Form Download

Hamblen County PreK Registration Web Page