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Pre-K Application for 2018-2019

January 19, 2018

Pre-K applications will be accepted through the CMCSS Learning Centers on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, April 24, 12p.m. – 6 p.m. @ Learning Center North, 800 Lafayette Road

Wednesday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Learning Center North, 800 Lafayette Road

Thursday, April 26, 9 am. – 3 p.m. @ Learning Center, 343 Pageant Lane

Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. @ Learning Center, 343 Pageant Lane

Thursday, May 3, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. @ Learning Center, 343 Pageant Lane


Applications are not processed in the order that they are received. You may attend any of the application events. Applications will only be processed if you have the required documents.


Required Documents:

1) Pre K Application (can be downloaded and completed ahead of time or completed in-person at the Learning Center)

2) Birth Certificate

3) Verification of Income


  • 2017 Income Tax 1040A or 1040
  • 2 current Military LES, if applicable
  • Current award letter for food stamps, if applicable


Other Verification Documentation, if applicable:

  • Social Security
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Disability
  • Unemployment Comp
  • Paycheck stubs if your income has changed since the 2017 Income tax filing


Documents you will need for enrollment (summer 2018)

1) TN Immunization Form and current physical

2) Two (2) documents proving residence such as an electric bill, water bill, mortgage statement or deed, lease/rental contract.

  • If a parent/guardian lives with someone else, he or she must have a notarized Families in Transition (FIT) Affidavit and one of the above documents. You will be able to pick up a FIT affidavit when you submit your application.


CMCSS Pre-K classes meet Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


Pre-K Enrollment Guidelines

Students must be 4 years old on or before August 15, 2018 to be enrolled in Pre-K for the 2018-19 school year.  Families will be asked to provide documentation to determine if they meet the income requirements set by the state. Pre-K classes will be filled using the guidelines set forth by the State of Tennessee for Voluntary Pre-K.


They are as follows:

Tier 1 – Students that meet the income eligibility requirements. (poverty guidelines graphic)

Tier 2 – Students with disabilities, students identified as English Language Learners (ELL), or in state custody.

Tier 3 – If space for enrollment remains after identifying children who meet Tier 1 or 2, any child that meets the age requirement and the requirements set forth by the Community Pre-K Advisory Council (C-PAC).


2017 US Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines


Link to Pre-K application in English


Link to Pre-K application in Spanish