Cabell County

Pre-K Program

Preparing children for a bright future!

 

DIVISION OF SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Working Together to Provide

Excellence in Preschool Educaton: 

Cabell County Public Schools

Southwestern Community Action Council Head Start

Community Child Care Programs

Private and Faith-based Preschools

 


Cabell County Schools is a 21st Century learning community

 dedicated to the success of every student.

Welcome to Pre-K!

Helpful Information

 

Pre-K News

Will Your Child Be 4 Years of Age Prior to September 1 of 2014?

PRE-K APPLICATONS FOR THE 2014-2015 School Year

will be taken Friday, February 7, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at all Cabell County elementary schools and at all county Pre-K partner locations. In case of inclement weather, enrollment will be rescheduled for February 14, 2014.

  Pre-K Key Components

FAQs: 

Click here to find a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the Cabell County PreK Program. General information about Pre-K can be found by clicking here.

Click here to find a list of all PreK classrooms in Cabell County. 

Click here to view the locations of PreK classrooms on a map. 

Immunization Information

Click here to learn what immunizations your child will need before entering Pre-K. Follow this link for answers to frequently asked questions about immunizations.

Verification of Household Income

Click here to learn why the Pre-K program requires this information.

Pre-K Attendance Policy

Click  here to learn attendance requirements for Pre-k students.

Pre-K & Child Care

Click here to learn how enrolling your child in a PreK classroom located in a child care facility can best meet the needs of your child and family. 

A Guide For Families 

Click here for information on the West Virginia Early Learning Standards for the Pre-Kindergarten program. 

What services does HealthCheck provide?    

To learn about the West Virginia Health Check sysstem and access their resources, click here.

          ANNUAL PRE-K PLANS

Each year Cabell County Schools must submit a plan to the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to explain how Pre-K services will be offered the following year. Click here to view the county's annual plans.

 

IS YOUR CHILD ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND PRE-K THIS FALL?

In order for your child to attend the Pre-K program in the Fall of 2014, your child must be 4 years old prior to September 1st.   Children who are three years old and are eligible for special education services may also attend Pre-K.  Children who are 5 years old by September 1st should be enrolled in kindergarten. 

PRE-K PROGRAM PLACEMENT

Shoulc more children apply to attend PreK in a location than there is room for, a lottery will be held. Children who live within the attendance district of that school will be entered into the first round of the lottery. A second round will be held for children living outside of the attendance area should there still be space in the classroom. All lottery numbers are randomly assigned. Children who are not selected through a lottery for a space will be offered placement in another district Pre-K classroom. Parents may submit an application between March 8th and March 26th.

WHERE TO APPLY

All Cabell County Elementary Schools and all approved WV Pre-K community programs including those in child care centers, Head Start centers and private and faith-based preschools will accept applications. Click here for a list of approved WV Pre-k programs in Cabell County. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU

Enrollment forms need to be completed to register your child. You may pick up these forms at any PreK location or you may download the forms, complete them online and print them out to bring with you when registering at http://boe.cabe.k12.wv.us/CIS/Enrollment/.

When you come to enroll,you will also need to bring the following information with you:  (Click on each link for more information about each required item.)

 

Utilization of a developmentally appropriate curriculum and learning approach based on scientific research about how children learn.


Provide the building blocks for language, early literacy and numeracy so children are ready to learn when they attend kindergarten. 

   

Work cooperatively with families to assure meaningful  communication and involvement in their child's program.
 


Provide linkages through curriculum and activities to promote smooth transition from PreK to kindergarten for children and families.

   

Provide educational settings inclusive of all children, including children with disabilities.