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Pre-K Program

Crenshaw County's Pre-K program is funded by the Crenshaw County Board of Education and partially by the Office of School Readiness (OSR).

Vision:  To offer each child a strong and balanced foundation of emotional, social, cognitive, physical and fun-filled educational environment.

Curriculum: Our early learning program provides a broad range of learning experiences that meets the needs of each child.  We use the High Scope approach to learning that involves children in direct hands-on experiences with people, objects, ideas, and events. Teachers also implement:

  • Alabama Performance Standards for 4-year-olds: Alabama's Pre-Kindergarten Initiative Standards
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children  (NAEYC) Standards
  • Preschool Program Quality Assessment (PQA)
  • Operating Guidelines for Pre-Kindergarten Programs from the Office of School Readiness
  • Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Guidelines (ELLCO)
  • Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale
  • Reading Mastery Plus - Language Component

The classroom setting allows for physical movement, freedom of expression, oral communication, and cooperative learning, which serves as a way to help children develop decision-making skills that will be meaningful and relevant to life. Our developmental classroom includes areas for open-ended centers.  These centers encourage children to question and experiment in a theoretical knowledge base thus allowing students to acquire skills in the context of reading, math, writing, science, and social studies.

Pre-K Operating Schedule

The pre-k program operates on the regular school calendar. The length of the school day for pre-k students is the same as students in grades K-12. 

Eligibility

A child must be 4 years old on or before September 1st of the year he will start Pre-K.  The child must be a Alabama resident.  In order to attend Pre-K in the Crenshaw County School District, the child must be a resident of Crenshaw County. Families who live within an individual school attendance zone are served by the home school.

Children will be chosen for the upcoming school year by a lottery.