Pre-K eligibility

The State of Tennessee’s Voluntary Pre-K program in Putnam County School System has openings for qualifying families.


Qualifications for 2018-2019 eligibility include:


1. Child must be four years old on or before August 15, 2018

2. Child must qualify for free/reduced lunches.

3. Children with disabilities, children identified as English Language Learners, in state custody, or those at risk for failure due to circumstances of abuse or neglect.

4. Children who meet other at-risk criteria as established by the local Community Pre-k Advisory Council (C-PAC) which may include children in single parent homes or being raised by grandparents. Our goal is to assist families and the community in providing developmentally appropriate support and services.


Our Pre-K program is not a "drop-in" program.  Regular, on-time attendance is required for 180 days a year (we follow the PCSS calendar for holidays, breaks, and snow days) and our hours are 8 AM to 2 PM.   We participate in Putnam County School System's Child Nutrition Services, offering children breakfast and lunch.  We will provide extended care for children after school (2:00-2:45 pm) for working parents or children that are enrolled in our School Age Care (SAC) after school program.  


Applications for 2018-2019 will be available at all elementary schools and all sites with pre-k programs, as well as the Putnam Co Board of Education beginning April 2, 2018.  Applications will be processed in the order received at the Board of Education offices.  Letters to families confirming their child's status will be sent out mid-to-late June, 2018.

Questions can be directed to Diana Nichols at 526-9777, ext. 1211.


Employee Daycare Program:


Employee daycare is available for the children of Putnam County School Employees and students.  Children 6 weeks to 4 years of age are cared for at Prescott South Elementary School’s Prescott Pups.  Information regarding employee daycare can be obtained by contacting Krista Hamilton at 528-1847, ext. 1213.

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