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Mobile County Public School System First Class Pre-K



Pre-K Parents, the online application and screening for the Mobile County Public School System's First Class Pre-K Program has closed. The following sites will hold an additional screening:






Indian Springs

Just 4




Please check back periodically for the screening dates/times for the above sites.



All students pre-registering should have an original birth certificate. Parents/guardians must have a photo ID to pre-register their child and two proofs of residence. Students may pre-register for any Pre-K program since all schools do not have Pre-K. Students pre- registering for Pre-K may pre-register for only one site. They must reside in a Title I attendance zone in order to pre-register.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Paula Reese, School-Home- Community Programs Manager, Mobile County Public School System at 221-5218 or email



 Students pre-registering for Pre-K must be four-years old on or before September 1, 2017. The following schools have Pre-K sites:

School Phone   School Phone
Booth 824-1740               Leinkauf 221-1495
Brazier 221-1046   Maryvale 221-1810
Burroughs 221-1077   McDavid-Jones 221-1510
Calcedeaver 221-1092   Meadowlake 221-1529
Collins-Rhodes 221-1226   Nan Gray Davis 221-1166
Council 221-1139   Orchard 221-1571
Craighead 221-1155   O'Rourke 221-1585
Dickson 221-1180   Robbins 221-1600
Dixon 824-4314   Spencer-Westlawn 221-1705
Eichold-Mertz 221-1105   Taylor-White 221-1465
Fonde 221-1240   Whitley 221-1737
Hall 221-1345   Will 221-1750
Hollinger's Island 221-1376   Wilmer 221-1780
Indian Springs 221-1436    Just 4  221-1450


*Participation in the Pre-K programs located at Magnet School Sites does not automatically place a child in the Magnet program. Parents must complete the online application the following year for the child to be included in the selection process for kindergarten at the Magnet School.



Program Description

The Mobile County Public School System serves children  with the greatest needs and their families in preschool units, consisting of eighteen (18) four-year-olds, a teacher, and an auxiliary teacher that have been placed in Title I elementary school sites. Approximately 900 children are served in these units. The Just 4 Developmental Laboratory is an early childhood center providing services to approximately 306  four-year-olds. For additional information about Just 4 visit the school website at

The Mobile County Public School System's First Class Pre-K meets the following "Quality" benchmarks:

1.  Comprehensive early learning standards;
2.  Pre-k teachers have a bachelor’s degree;
3.  Pre-k teachers have specialized early childhood training;
4.  Assistant pre-k teachers have a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or equivalent;

5.  Teachers participate in a substantial number of professional development;
6.  Maximum class size is 18;
7.  Staff to child ratio is 1:9;

8.  Children receive screening, referral and support services for vision, hearing, dental, health and other support areas;
9.  Children are provided meals and/or snacks;
10.  Systems hold individual classrooms accountable and monitor to ensure quality standards are being met.



Preschool Philosophy
We believe young children should be involved in direct, hands-on experiences with people, objects, ideas, and events. Children’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development occurs naturally when they are engaged in active learning opportunities of exploration and discovery. Adults facilitate child-initiated activities that promote
investigation, decision-making, cooperation, persistence, and problem solving.


 Students who attend First Class Pre-K

  • are ready for kindergarten
  • out perform their peers in reading and math
  • have higher attendance rates
  • are less likely to require special education placement
  • are less likely to repeat grades




The Mobile County Public School System is committed to ensuring that the content on this website is accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities and users of assistive technology. For more information, see our Section 504 Grievance Procedures. Mobile County Public Schools has earned and maintains system accreditation through AdvancED.