• Childhood is a Journey, Not a Race: Pre-K in WCS

    The Pre-Kindergarten program is designed to help children prepare for kindergarten and succeed in the school environment. Success is achieved through developmentally appropriate instructional activities by highly qualified Pre-K teachers.  The program serves children who will be four (4) years of age on or before August 15. 

    The Pre-K classes use the Connect4Learning curriculum. The program focuses on all areas of development literacy, cognitive, math, language, social studies, science, fine/gross motor, and social-emotional skills. The Pre-K classes follow the Pyramid Model to provide a positive learning environment for all.  

  • Apply for WCS Pre-Kindergarten Today

    Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now available for Williamson County Schools Pre-Kindergarten classes. To be considered, complete and submit the form below.

    • Children must be four (4) years of age on or before August 15 of the current year.
    • Priority Placement is given to children whose family qualify as economically disadvantaged. Household Income Eligibility guidelines are established by the TN Department of Early Learning. Check to see if your family is Income Eligible.
    • Mobile phones and devices are not recommended for completing this form. Please use a computer or laptop to complete the application for submission.

    For more information about the WCS Pre-K program, please call (615) 472-4140 or email our Pre-K Department.

    For more information about the WCS Early Childhood Peer Program, visit the WCS EC Peer Program web page.

Pre-Kindergarten FAQ

  • What is the voluntary Pre-K program?

  • Who may apply for the Pre-K class?

  • What if I currently do not have a Williamson County residence but my family is planning to move to Williamson County?

  • How do I apply for the Pre-K program?

  • What happens next, after I turn in the application for my child?

  • What if I have multiple children who are age-eligible for the Pre-K program?

  • What if I choose to wait and start my child in kindergarten at the age of 6? Would he/she be able to attend the Pre-K class at age 5?

  • Is it first come, first serve on the application?

  • When will I know if my child is accepted into the class?

  • Does every elementary school have a Pre-K class?

  • Which schools have a Pre-K class?

  • What determines eligibility for children to be accepted into the class?

  • What is considered “need” for the Pre-K class?

  • Do the Pre-K classes use peer models?

  • What if I have concerns about my child’s development?