We believe the need for quality early childhood education is vital to a child’s success. We strive to meet that need by providing nurturing educational experiences for every child in our program. We consider this great responsibility a window of opportunity to nurture each individual child and help teach and instill the skills they will need to be prepared for kindergarten.

All PCSSD Pre-K classrooms are funded by the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) preschool grant and have earned the highest rating of level 3 through Better Beginnings. Which means our program is FREE to those students and families that qualify and meet eligibility requirements.

Our mission is to provide the most beneficial learning experiences in a safe and caring environment. The Pre-K Program is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child using a wide range of age appropriate and multi-cultural materials and experiences. This includes the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of children. Because three- and four-year-old children tend to learn best through their senses and by moving, it may not look like ‘school’ to you! Teachers use play experiences to help children learn skills and concepts. Activities encourage exploration, creativity, and problem solving. We use Investigator’s Club Academic Curriculum, Conscious Discipline for social and emotional development, and Work Sampling as an assessment tool. Our program is designed to create a love of learning and prepare students for success in kindergarten.

Since parents play a key role in the development of their children, parental involvement will be essential to the PCSSD Pre-Kindergarten program. PCSSD Pre-K classrooms work with parents to develop a strong partnership between school and home. Parents are the child’s first and most important teacher. We provide abundant opportunities to involve parents in their child’s education. By working side-by-side with parents, students, and the elementary schools, we will prepare our students to tackle kindergarten with the skills they need to be successful both academically and socially.

Pre-K students will be assigned to schools based on the PCSSD zone map.