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School Readiness (Pre-K)

HCS School Readiness Department

The School Readiness Department works to ensure that Pre-Kindergarten students have access to a high-quality, developmentally appropriate learning environment to prepare them for school success.  Each class climate will assure individualized learning that supports diversity, curiosity and self-regulation.  The children in the Pre-K programs play, create, explore, learn and succeed.   The Pre-K programs are aligned to meet and exceed the ten Quality Indicator Benchmarks as defined by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).  The curriculum used is research-based and aligned with state and national standards.  The program requirements are built on the premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the following developmental domains: 

  • Approach to play and learning
  • Emotional and social development
  • Health and physical development
  • Language development and communication
  • Cognitive development

Pre-K Application 2018-2019

The Huntsville City Schools Pre-K Application for the 2018-2019 school year will open on April 2, 2018 (8:00 a.m.) and close on April 9, 2018 (8:00 a.m.). Please remember that children must be age 4, on or before September 1, 2018 to be considered in the application process. (The application for AAA and ASFL has already taken place. This application is for non-magnet schools only.; For additional information, please visit our most frequently asked questions.)

Pre-K Application: 2017 - 2018 - Click here to apply.

Pre-K 2017 - 2018 Application Information

Click here to view the Pre-K Up-Close Video

Pre-K Supply List (2017 - 2018)

  • Cloth mat with a cover attached. Please, no plastic mats. Cloth mats are available at different retailers. We provide cots for students.
  • A complete change of clothes (pants, shirt, socks, and underwear
  • A backpack large enough to fit a binder
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 1 container of Lysol wipes

Pre-K "Meet the Teacher"

If your child has already been fully accepted into a Huntsville City Schools Pre-K Program, please contact the school for information about "Meet the Teacher."

Questions? Visit our FAQ page

Raise Smarter, Happier Babies

It’s never too early for education to begin! The LENA Start™ program uses the LENA System to help parents of infants and toddlers (0-30 months) close the "talk gap" to build their babies' brains, improve their social and emotional well-being, and help prepare them for school and for life. 

To complete an application for LENA Start, please click here

Spring, 2017 English Flyer

Spring, 2017 Spanish Flyer

School Readiness Director:

Helen Scott

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