2021-2022 KCS PreK Enrollment

2021-2022 KCS PreK Enrollment
Posted on 03/01/2021
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Parents can begin enrolling their children in Kanawha County Schools preschool beginning today through an online process detailed below. 

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, 2021, 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, 2021. 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 (if you need to order one, please email prekenrollment@mail.kana.k12.wv.us)
  • up-to-date shot records
  • up-to-date physical exam/well-child check, including lead & hemoglobin
  • up-to-date dental exam record
  • income verification – W2 or pay stub, SSI letter, or TANF document (WV Works)
  • and, a completed online application

2021-2022 Enrollment Process

You must have a valid email address – all communication, including acceptance letter will be through email

  1. Complete the online application and linked required online documents available at – kcs.preschoolsteps.org
  2. Take pictures or scan the documents listed above and email them in “actual or normal size” to: prekenrollment@mail.kana.k12.wv.us.
  3. A confirmation e-mail will be sent with three required documents to complete. Please be sure to type your name in the signature box of the cover sheet, HIPPA document and Head Start Eligibility.
  4. Check email daily for ongoing communication. 

All the required documents must be up-to-date and submitted before children will be enrolled. Your child cannot be enrolled until all required paperwork is received. Preferred placement is not guaranteed. 

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

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