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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

"It's Pre-K Application Time!"

The Huntsville City School Pre-K Application is now open. The application will remain open until December 31, 2018.

Pre-K "Meet the Teacher"

 "Meet the Teacher" will take place on August 6th at 5:30 p.m.  and August 7th at 9:00 a.m. (Parents and selected Pre-K children should attend the session that best meets the parents' schedules.)

Pre-K "Staggered Start"

Pre-K Staggered Start will take place on August 8th (1/2 of students) and August 9th (1/2 of students). Your child's assigned teacher will contact you to share the scheduled date for your child to attend.

Pre-K School Supplies List

(Please feel free to donate additional items to the classroom.)

  • Cloth mat with cover attached (please, no plastic mats)
  • Complete change of clothes (pants, shirt, socks, and underwear)
  • Backpack (large enough for a binder)
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • Container of Lysol wipes

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

School Readiness Director:

Helen Scott

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