The Mobile County Public School System serves at-risk
children and their families in pre-kindergarten units,
consisting of eighteen (18) four-year-olds, a teacher,
and an assistant that have been placed in high poverty
elementary school sites. Approximately 450 children are served in these units. The Just 4 Developmental
Laboratory is an early childhood center providing
services to approximately 324 at-risk four-year-olds.
Currently there are 18 units at the school. For additional
information about Just 4 visit the school website
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.
The purpose of Pre-Kindergarten is to provide educationally disadvantaged students with readiness skills enabling them to be successful at the next developmental level.
The Pre-Kindergarten Program provides families and children with many experiences including:
- Parental Involvement Opportunities
- Field Trips
- Parenting Classes
- Movement Classes
- Intervention Referrals
- After School Care (selected sites)