2023-2024 KCS PreK Enrollment

2023-2024 KCS PreK Enrollment
Posted on 03/01/2022
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Kanawha County Schools will begin enrolling students for 2023-2024 Preschool on March 1st, 2023. Please stay tuned for the full application process.

KCS Preschool

 Preschool is a part of Kanawha County Schools and there is no cost to parents. Students who are four-years-old on or before June 30, 2023, are placed in school-based sites as well as sites in collaboration with the county. Kanawha County preschools feature state-approved curriculum, small class sizes (not exceeding 20 students), and transportation to and from school-based sites.

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

  • Special Needs – these children are identified by the Kanawha County Schools Special Education Department and may be three, four or five years old with an IEP.
  • Head Start – priority is given to children who are income eligible according to Head Start guidelines.
  • Pre-K – the child must be four years old on or before June 30, 2023. Children are placed into school-based classrooms or collaborative classrooms according to the needs of the family and time of application.

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

  • state certified birth certificate obtained from Vital Statistics, not County or Hospital  
  • current immunization record
  • current physical exam/well child check – must have been completed within one year of the date of application
  • current dental exam – must have been completed within one year of the date of application
  • documentation if the child is in the custody of someone other than the parent or homeless
  • income verification – paystub, W2, TANF or SSI letter, etc. 
  • and, a completed online application (THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MARCH 1)

Here is an example of the correct birth certificate:

Prek birth certificate

How to Enroll

Enrollment begins March 1, 2023. Please go ahead and get your materials ready! 

 The Preschool Office is available at 304-766-0397 or 304-348-1942.

Learn more about KCS PreK in the video below.

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