Kanawha County Schools Announces Preschool Enrollment Fairs

  • News
  • Briana Warner
  • 2/3/2017

2017-2018 Preschool Enrollment Fair Calendar

Parents can begin enrolling their children in Kanawha County Schools preschools in March at enrollment fairs across the county. The first enrollment fair is on March 1, 2017, and fairs go through April 3, 2017. Childcare is provided during each enrollment fair. These fairs are only offered in March and April and are the easiest way to register a child. Each fair features stations on enrollment application assistance, a nurse’s station, a dental appointment center and additional community resource tables. All fairs are 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Preschool is a part of Kanawha County Schools and there is no cost to parents. Students are placed in school-based sites as well as collaborative sites within the county based on their home school attendance area. Kanawha County preschools feature state-approved curriculum, small class sizes (not exceeding 20 students), and transportation to and from school-based sites is available.

In every classroom, there are three ways your child may be enrolled:

  • Pre-K – the child must be four years old prior to September 1 of 2017. Children are placed into school-based classrooms or collaborative classrooms according to the needs of the family and time of application.
  • Head Start – priority is given to children who are income eligible according to Head Start guidelines.
  • Special Needs – these children are identified by the Kanawha County Schools Board of Education Special Education Department and may be three, four or five years old.

“It is so important to start thinking about preschool enrollment early and fairs are both informational and efficient for parents,” said Carol Lane, Kanawha County Schools Director of Preschool. “We encourage parents not to wait and get their children registered now.”

The following documents are needed for a complete preschool enrollment application:

  • state certified birth certificate
  • current immunization record
  • current physical exam/well-child check
  • current dental exam
  • documentation if the child is in the custody of someone other than the parent or is homeless (if applicable)
  • income verification if head start-eligible (if applicable)
  • and, a completed application

The application can be completed in advance by going to http://kcs.preschoolsteps.org and printing a completed application. Parents can also get an application at an enrollment fair. All applicable materials from the list above must be received before the county will enroll a student.