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Pre-K for the 2019-2020 School Year

February 4, 2019

Thank you for your interest in CMCSS Pre-K programs. CMCSS hosted multiple pre-kindergarten application opportunities for families in April. If you missed the application opportunities, you may submit information by clicking here. After submitting an application, you will be placed on a waiting list, if you meet the income requirements below. You will be contacted if a slot opens.

Application Information:

You will be required to bring the child’s birth certificate and any of the documents listed below that are required to verify student eligibility. 

Documents to verify program status:

  • Current Food Stamp eligibility letter (you can go to the office to have one printed, if needed)
  • Migrant status letter
  • Foster Care Documentation
  • Families First Documentation

Documents to verify income: (only if you do not qualify for any programs listed above)

  • 2018 W2 or 1040
  • 2 recent Military LES
  • 2 recent pay stubs
  • Unemployment Benefits
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Any other documentation to verify source of income used to determine eligibility

Students must be 4 years old on or before August 15, 2019 to be enrolled in Pre-K for the 2019-20 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.



For more information, please contact Melinda Smith, Pre-K Director, at 931-648-5653 or

For more information on Voluntary Pre-K in Tennessee, a grant-funded program with eligibility based on family income, please visit