Early Childhood Education (Pre-K)

INFORMATION ON ATTENDING PRE-K IN PERSON OR REMAINING IN THE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT THIS YEAR

Family Decision Survey: If you have already completed the Family Decision Survey and would like to reconsider your submitted decision, please feel free to contact the Family Information Center at 615-259-4636 to resubmit your decision.

In-Person Learning at Your Child’s School Site

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSIf participating in in-person Pre-K will work best for your family, below is a list of precautions that the school will take to help keep students and staff safe. Please note that many of the changes in place are for the health and safety of all our students, families and staff.

 

Arrival and Dismissal

·       During arrival and dismissal, students will be signed in by a staff member and escorted to class. We are asking adults to remain in their cars during this time since visitors will not be allowed in the buildings. During dismissal, students will be escorted to the cars. 

 

Pre-K Classroom Environment and Set-Up

·       Students will be assigned to classrooms based on information received on the number of students enrolled for in-person learning and virtual learning, and staff assignments will be made for in-person and virtual learning. Whether choosing in-person or virtual learning, children may have a different teacher than the teacher currently assigned.

·       Class ratios are set at 1:10 with a room capacity of 20 students by state standards.

·       Teachers will remove porous materials, such as stuffed animals and cloth puppets, that are typically shared and can easily retain germs. Children can bring in a small blanket/sheet if not already provided by the school site for nap time.

·       Inside the classrooms, teachers are creating learning zones. Each classroom will have 4 zones that will contain a number of resources, activities, games and books for students to interact with during the day.

·       The goal will be for students to remain in small groups and rotate among the zones throughout the week to ensure each child experiences the activities within each zone.

·       Teachers and para professionals will provide direct instruction within the zones and within small groups.

·       The same curriculum used in virtual will be implemented during in-person learning, with both in-person and virtual following the same units of study and pacing.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS·       Related arts classes such as music and art will be provided in specific school sites if that is currently a part of the schedule.

 

Sanitization

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS·       Masks will be required for both adults and children except during lunch time and nap time. Masks will also not be required during playground time if social distancing is in place. 

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS·       Teachers will begin discussing the reason for masks and how this will look within the classroom with your child during virtual learning to help students transition to classrooms with students and adults in masks.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS·       Handwashing schedules will be followed for all students and adults throughout the day.

·       Masks, hand sanitizer and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided as needed.

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Meals

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS·       Individually boxed meals will be provided to all students and eaten in the classroom. Families can choose to pack their child a lunch to bring with them from home. Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow visitors in the classrooms to eat with their children.

·       Meals will be free through December.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS·       Water fountains will not be used within school sites. Families are encouraged to send a reusable water bottle to be sent home every day for cleaning. More specific information will be shared at a later date.

 

Before and After Care

·       Before- and after care will be provided at sites where the program is available. See Pre-K Program Guide and information on Before and After Care Programs at tourdulichbali.com.

 

School Site Information

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS·       Students will be required to dress in standard school attire.

·       School sites will implement a sanitization schedule for each classroom.

·       Platforms used during virtual learning will still be used during in-person learning as needed.

·       School sites may request individual supplies to be used in the classroom setting.

 

Virtual Learning

 If your family decides to continue participating in Pre-K within a virtual setting, please note the information below.

·       Students will be assigned to classrooms based on information received on the number of students enrolled for in-person learning and virtual learning, and staff assignments will be made for in-person and virtual learning. Whether choosing in-person or virtual learning, children may have a different teacher than the teacher currently assigned.

·       The same curriculum will continue to be followed and will also be implemented during in-person learning with both in-person and virtual following the same units of study and pacing.

·       Families will have the opportunity after the winter break to make the decision to remain virtual or to attend in person.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOS·       Teachers will use the same platforms to provide synchronous and asynchronous learning.

 

Please feel free to review the MNPS website at http://tourdulichbali.com/backtoschool and http://tourdulichbali.com/blog/2020/9/6/family-decision-survey for additional return-to-school FAQs.

Pre-K and Preschool Information and Application

MNPS currently is accepting Pre-K applications for the 2020-21 school year and applicants will be placed as vacancies occur.


Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSMetro Schools’ early childhood education programs focus on a high-quality, play-based curriculum that supports the development of the whole child and prepares children for kindergarten.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSOur prekindergarten (Pre-K) curriculum is focused on the constructivist approach, which provides diverse learning environments where activities are driven by the students, and teachers encourage and support children to play and explore as a path to learning.

Our Pre-K curriculum focuses on all areas that are important for school success:

  • Social-emotional

  • Cognitive

  • Math

  • Literacy

  • Physical

  • Language

  • Social Studies

  • Science and Technology

  • The Arts

MNPS’ Pre-K program provides support services, such as Extended Learning (Before and After care), Nutrition Services, Family Engagement, Family Empowerment and Health Services to support our Pre-K families and students. Review the program guide linked below to see what each school offers.

Program Guide Translations: Arabic | Burmese | Kurdish |Nepali | Somali | Spanish


Steps to Accept a Pre-K Seat

  1. no later than the deadline on your Pre-K Acceptance Letter (please check your email for the letter).

  2. Complete, sign and upload the Pre-K Acceptance letter with ALL required documentation no later than the deadline on your Pre-K Acceptance Letter. Required Documents can be uploaded into the Income Information section of the application. All documents must be submitted online. Families cannot submit these documents at the school sites during this time of school closing.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO UPLOAD ONLINE AT

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSComplete and Signed Pre-K Acceptance Letter (Take a picture of your complete/signed letter & upload)

  • Current physical and immunization

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSIncome Documentation

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSFor more information on income eligibility or program fees visit the or the .


To APPLy FOR PRE-K for the 2020-21 school year

First Step
Gather your required documents, which include your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency. The full list of documents can be found on the Metro Schools enrollment page.

Second Step
Get your Student Identification Number through our new  and follow instructions to upload the required documents.

Required Documents:

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSBirth certificate or record of birth

  • Proof of Davidson County residency - utility bill, telephone, lease or homeowner policy

  • Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSParent/Guardian photo ID (Parent/Guardian must be present)


Third Step
After you have received a student identification number for your child:

  • Complete and submit the online Pre-K Application, which is linked below on the “Apply for Pre-K” button, or

  • Contact an Enrollment Center Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSby telephone if you need help.

After submitting the Pre-K application, families will receive instructions about next steps.  

Learn More
Pre-K Application Flyer: English | Spanish | Kurdish | Arabic | Nepali | Somali | Burmese


Preparing for Kindergarten

To help your child prepare for kindergarten, MNPS has partnered with Alignment Nashville and many other Metro Nashville community organizations to develop iTrails.org, a kindergarten readiness website. iTRAILS is a FREE resource for families and educators that provides kindergarten readiness information and activities.