The Hickman County School System has four Pre-K classes funded through the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program, two at Centerville Elementary and two at East Hickman Elementary. All children must be four years of age by August 15, 2016, to qualify for attendance during the 2016-2017 school year. Students must also meet the definition of economically disadvantaged in order to be considered for initial enrollment in the program. Space will be limited to 20 in each class.
Beginning the Year
Pre-K teachers have the responsibility of identifying the child’s needs in language, cognition, gross motor, fine motor, and social skills. During the first two weeks of school, only a small group of students will attend each day. The small numbers will provide teachers with time to personalize their relationship with the students and accustom the students to the school in a small group setting. Pre-testing of skills and literacy will also be completed during these limited class days.
The Importance of Pre-Kindergarten Parental Involvement Parental involvement can strengthen the parents’ ability to support their children and reinforce the learning that occurs in the classroom. The following family engagement components will be implemented for the parents of Pre-K students:
Two parent teacher conferences will be required; additional conferences will be scheduled as needed.
Volunteer forms will be sent home with each child. Volunteer training will take place early in the school year.
Parenting skills training, when needed, will be provided through the Family Resource Centers in Hickman County and the Pre-K program.
The VPK classes are full at this time for Centerville Elementary and East Hickman Elementary. There is a waiting list if you are interested in picking up an application or downloading one from this page to complete and return to the school.
2016-2017 Pre-Kindergarten Registration Packets can be downloaded now in English or Spanish versions. If you need assistance with Spanish version help is available, (Contact: Susie Miley, 931-729-3391, 2228).
TDOE Pre-K Parent information