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.
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.