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Kentucky schools accepting preschool - kindergarten registration

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Owensboro Public Schools and Daviess County Public Schools will be accepting registration for all students who will attend preschool or kindergarten for the first time next year. 

If you need to know what school your child will attend, call OPS at (270)-686-1000 or DCPS at (270) 852-7000. For more information about Hager Preschool, call 686-1125.

To Register for Kindergarten

Visit the elementary school your child will attend and complete an application.  Registering your child is very important in helping schools to prepare for next year.  

Kindergarten registration is available to children who will be 5 years old by Oct. 1, 2013. Kindergarten is a full-day program Monday through Friday.

OPS Preschool registration: Hager Preschool will begin accepting applications March 4-15 for the 2013-14 state-funded KERA preschool/Head Start program. Preschool is available free of charge to children who will be 3 or 4 years old by Oct. 1, 2013, AND whose families meet income eligibility guidelines. This program is also available to 3- and 4-year old children who are determined to have a developmental delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: speech/language, cognition (learning), social skills, or motor development.  Preschool is provided Monday-Thursday, 3.5 hour session per day.  Tuition openings are also available at the rate of $175 per month or on a sliding fee scale according to documented income.  To register, please call 686-1125 to schedule an appointment with a Family Advocate PRIOR to March 4, 2013. Hager Preschool is located at 1701 West 7th Street (located immediately behind Foust Elementary School).

DCPS Preschool registration: Preschool is available to children who will be 3 years old on or before Oct. 1 and who either meet Head Start eligibility requirements or are identified with a delay or disability; and children who will be 4 years old by Oct. 1 who meet income guidelines or are identified with a delay or disability. Preschool is offered in morning and afternoon sessions, Monday through Thursday each week.  The DCPS district provides free transportation. Breakfast and lunch are also available.

Enrollment forms can be downloaded from the Owensboro Public Schools' Web Site Home Page at: http://www.owensboro.kyschools.us/enrollment/. Those forms can be filled out online, printed, and taken to the school. Forms will also be available at the school at the time of registration.

For DCPS, go to www.dcps.org.

What to bring to registration: Items your child's school will need for new student enrollment include original birth certificate (copies will be made at the school), child's Social Security card (copies will be made at the school), and the following medical records on a Kentucky form only:  physical examination record, immunization certificate, vision examination performed by an eye doctor and a dental screening/exam completed after the child's 5th birthday.  

 

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