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Pre-K Application Opens
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Mobile County Public School System First Class Pre-K

 

Pre-K Parents, the online application for the Mobile County Public School System's First Class Pre-K Program will open on February 1, 2017.

The Mobile County Public School System's First Class Pre-K will begin accepting online applications February 1 - 28, 2017. Please note the sites listed on the application for the screening process during the month of March. Select a date and site convenient for you to bring your child for the required screening.  All students pre-registering should have an original birth certificate. Parents/guardians must have a photo ID to pre-register their child and two proofs of residence. Students may pre-register for any Pre-K program since all schools do not have Pre-K. Students pre- registering for Pre-K may pre-register for only one site. They must reside in a Title I attendance zone in order to pre-register. Students pre-registering for Pre-K must be in attendance at pre-registration for an on-site screener. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Paula Reese, School-Home- Community Programs Manager, Mobile County Public School System at 221-5218 or email preese1@mcpss.com.

 

 

Link to application site:

http://wiseearlyeducation.com/InitialVerify/Add-InitialVerifyEarlyEd.aspx?act=40908759

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Students pre-registering for Pre-K must be four-years old on or before September 1, 2017. The following schools have Pre-K sites:

School

Phone

 

School

Phone

Booth

824-1740

             

Leinkauf

221-1495

Brazier

221-1046

 

Maryvale

221-1810

Burroughs

221-1077

 

McDavid-Jones

221-1510

Calcedeaver

221-1092

 

Meadowlake

221-1529

Collins-Rhodes

221-1226

 

Nan Gray Davis

221-1166

Council

221-1139

 

Orchard

221-1571

Craighead

221-1155

 

O'Rourke

221-1585

Dixon

824-4314

 

Robbins

221-1600

Eichold-Mertz

221-1105

 

Spencer-Westlawn

221-1705

Fonde

221-1240

 

Taylor-White

221-1465

Hall

221-1345

 

Whitley

221-1737

Hollinger's Island

221-1376

 

Will

221-1750

Indian Springs

221-1436

 

Wilmer

221-1780

Just 4

221-1450

 

 

 

 

*Participation in the Pre-K programs located at Magnet School Sites does not automatically place a child in the Magnet program. Parents must complete the online application the following year for the child to be included in the selection process for kindergarten at the Magnet School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Description

The Mobile County Public School System serves children  with the greatest needs and their families in preschool units, consisting of eighteen (18) four-year-olds, a teacher, and an auxiliary teacher that have been placed in Title I elementary school sites. Approximately 900 children are served in these units. The Just 4 Developmental Laboratory is an early childhood center providing services to approximately 306  four-year-olds. For additional information about Just 4 visit the school website at http://mc.mcpss.schoolinsites.com.

The Mobile County Public School System's First Class Pre-K meets the following "Quality" benchmarks:

1.  Comprehensive early learning standards; 2.  Pre-k teachers have a bachelor’s degree; 3.  Pre-k teachers have specialized early childhood training; 4.  Assistant pre-k teachers have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or equivalent;

5.  Teachers participate in a substantial number of professional development; 6.  Maximum class size is 18; 7.  Staff to child ratio is 1:9;

8.  Children receive screening, referral and support services for vision, hearing, dental, health and other support areas; 9.  Children are provided meals and/or snacks; 10.  Systems hold individual classrooms accountable and monitor to ensure quality standards are being met.

 

 

Preschool Philosophy We believe young children should be involved in direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, ideas, and events. Children’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development occurs naturally when they are engaged in active learning opportunities of exploration and discovery. Adults facilitate child-initiated activities that promote investigation, decision-making, cooperation, persistence, and problem solving.

 

 Students who attend First Class Pre-K

  • are ready for kindergarten

  • out perform their peers in reading and math

  • have higher attendance rates

  • are less likely to require special education placement

  • are less likely to repeat grades

     

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