Kanawha County Schools Announces 2019-2020 Preschool Enrollment Fairs

Kanawha County Schools Announces 2019-2020 Preschool Enrollment Fairs
Posted on 02/05/2019

Parents can begin enrolling their children in Kanawha County Schools preschools beginning on March 5th at enrollment fairs across the county. This year's enrollment fairs begin on March 5th and go through March 27th. Childcare is provided during each enrollment fair. These fairs are only offered in March 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.

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, 2019, 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 on or before June 30, 2019. 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.

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

  • state certified birth certificate obtained from Vital Statistics

  • 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 will be available online beginning on March 1 at http://kcs.preschoolsteps.org. Parents can bring the printed, signed application with them. 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.

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

Attendance Area


Schools & Collaborative Sites

St. Albans Area

March 5, 2019

Gateway Center

Alban, Anne Bailey, Andrews Heights, Central, Lakewood, Weimer, Gateway Christian Ed, St. Francis Preschool

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Herbert Hoover/Elkview Area

March 6, 2019

Elkview Baptist Church

Bridge-Clendenin, Elk Center, Pinch, Creative Learning, St. Andrews Preschool

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Nitro/Cross Lanes Area

March 7, 2019

Cross Lanes YMCA

Cross Lanes, Nitro, Point Harmony, Cross Lanes YMCA

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Capital High Area - West Side

March 12, 2019

Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary

Edgewood, Mary C. Snow West Side, Bream, Charleston Child Care Learning Center, Grandview

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Riverside Area 1

March 13, 2019

Carver Career Center

Belle, Cedar Grove, Malden, Mary Ingles, Midland Trail, Country Kids

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

South Charleston Area

March 14, 2019

Kiddie Kollege

Bridgeview, Richmond, Montrose, Kiddie Kollege, Oakhurst Childcare

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Dunbar Area

March 14, 2019

Raglin Center

Dunbar Primary, William Raglin Community Center

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Riverside Area 2

March 20, 2019

Chesapeake Town Hall

Chesapeake, Marmet, Sharon Dawes, Pratt

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Capital Area - East End/Kanawha City

March 21, 2019

Trinity Lutheran Church

Piedmont, Ruffner, Shoals, Discovery Kingdom, Growing Place, Kanawha City, Morris Memorial

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sissonville Area

March 26, 2019

Sissonville Middle School

Flinn, Sissonville

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

George Washington Area

March 27, 2019

India Center

Alum Creek, Holz, Kenna, Overbrook, Ruthlawn, Weberwood, Friendly Faces

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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