Pre-K

Pre School

Montgomery Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten Program Information

Mission

Montgomery Public Schools’ First Class Pre-K Program is committed to providing a safe and caring, developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children. Our goal is to provide a high-quality educational experience which promotes the maximum development of each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive abilities.

Purpose 

To provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate activities that increase school readiness in a safe and nurturing environment.

Vision 

To foster a partnership with families and the community that will enhance the abilities and skills of the whole child in becoming a lifelong learner.

Belief 

High-quality Pre-K experiences provide children with the foundation for on-going learning, and support children and families to become responsible citizens as they develop lifelong skills.

Goals 

Goals of high-quality Pre-K experiences include: enhancing skills in personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social-emotional development, technology skills, creative arts, and physical development; and developing a professional learning community that includes parents, teachers, principals, MPS departments, and community organizations.

Through strong partnerships with Federal Programs, the Office of School Readiness, Head Start, and the Family Guidance Center, Montgomery Public Schools offers a dynamic, high-quality Pre-K experience that increases children's school readiness. High-quality Pre-K experiences enhance a child’s personal and social development, language and literacy skills, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social-emotional development, technology skills, creative arts and physical development.

First Class Pre-K Programs are not available in all elementary schools.  The elementary schools that currently offer Pre-K through MPS are: Brewbaker Primary, Halcyon, Highland Avenue, Highland Gardens, McKee Pre-K Center, Pintlala, Southlawn, and Wares Ferry. 

Head Start offers Pre-K classrooms at the following elementary schools: Carver, Garrett, Highland Gardens, McKee Pre-K Center, Morris, Southlawn, and Wares Ferry. 

Family Guidance / Success by 6 offers Pre-K classrooms at Martin Luther King Elementary School.


Pre-registration does not guarantee your child a First Class Pre-K slot for the 2018-2019 school year. 

Pre-Registration

Montgomery Public Schools are now accepting online pre-registration applications for six (6) additional classrooms for the 2018—2019 school year.  New classrooms will be located at Brewbaker Primary, Halcyon, and Highland Avenue Elementary Schools.  The pre-registration period will run from June 25th - July 16th, 2018.

  • Enrollment is open to all children four years of age on or before 9/2/18 who are residents of the state of Alabama.  Children who are eligible for kindergarten are ineligible for Pre-K.


  • Parents can complete the online pre-registration application on any device (computer, iPad/tablet, phone, etc.) that has internet access.  The website address is: https://alprek.asapconnected.com  or you can click HERE to access the site.  A copy of the Parent Pre-Registration Guide can be found HERE.  You will receive an email confirming your child’s pre-registration.


  • Computer access and assistance completing the online pre-registration application will also be available at Brewbaker Primary, Halcyon, and Highland Avenue.  Please contact the local schools to find out their summer hours for registration assistance.


Pre-Registration Requirements

  • Enrollees must provide a copy of a child’s birth certificate. The birth certificate may be uploaded into the online pre-registration site or submitted to staff members at Brewbaker Primary, Halcyon, and Highland Avenue.


  • Enrollees must provide proof of residence—either a current utility bill (e.g. electric, gas, water) or a copy of a lease or mortgage.  These documents may be uploaded to the online registration site or they may be submitted to staff members at Brewbaker Primary, Halcyon, and Highland Avenue.


Additional Information

  • Acceptance is through random selection.  Notices will be emailed beginning mid July, 2018.


  • If selected for Pre-K, your child’s current immunization record must be provided to complete enrollment.


  • There is NO Registration Fee for this program.

 

  • No child will be denied participation on the basis of income, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability. 

 

  • For additional information visit www.children.alabama.gov and see Pre-Registration Info under the First Class Pre-K tab.

 


Contact Us
 

We are excited about the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children through the provision of high-quality Pre-K experiences.  If you have any questions or desire additional information, please contact us.

Dr. Kimberly Sharkins
Director of Early Learning
307 S. Decatur Street, Room 308L
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-223-6830
kimberly.sharkins@mps.k12.al.us 

Or call:
McKee Pre- K Center
4015 McInnis Road
Montgomery, AL 36116
334-223-6801 or 334-284-7266 Fax


Head Start: 334-263-3474

Family Guidance / Success by 6: 334-270-4100