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Mobile County Public School System First Class Pre-K

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
Pre-K

Pre-K Pre-Registration Requirements:

  • Students pre-registering for Pre-K must be four-years old on or before September 1st.

  • All students pre-registering should have an original birth certificate, bring to the onsite screening.

  • Parents/guardians must bring to the screening, a photo ID and two proofs of residence to pre-register their child.

  •  Students may pre-register for any Pre-K program since all schools do not have Pre-K. Students pre-registering for one of the Title I sites listed below may pre-register for only one site and attend one of the screening sessions in March (must reside within one of the listed Title I school attendance zones).

  • Any student who resides within the Mobile County Public School System may pre-register for any of the Office of School Readiness Sites (OSR).  

 Reminder: this is only an application for the Pre-Kindergarten program, not registration.  Applying for Pre-K does not guarantee placement into the program.

 

If you register for one of the Title 1 Pre-K sites, please take note of a screening site, date and time on the March calendar on the right. "Click" the date for more information. Parents these are only sites for "SCREENING", not all Pre-K sites are used for screening. You do not make an appointment nor will you receive a reminder. It is your responsibility to note the site you choose for your child's screening and attend.

MOBILE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
Title I PRE-K SITES - 2021-2022

THESE SITES REQUIRE SCREENING! 

Booth

Burroughs

Calcedeaver

Collins-Rhodes

Council

Craighead

Dixon

E. R. Dickson

Eichold-Mertz

Fonde

Hall

Hollinger's Island

Indian Springs

Just 4 Developmental Lab

Leinkauf

Maryvale

Meadowlake

Nan Gray Davis

North Mobile

Orchard

O’Rourke

Robbins

Spencer-Westlawn

Taylor-White 

Whitley

Will

Wilmer 

SCREENING SITES DATES AND TIMES FOR

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Mobile County Public School System
Office of School Readiness Sites - 2021-2022

THESE SITES DO NOT REQUIRE SCREENING!

Allentown

Castlen 

Collier

*Council 

 

*One random selection classroom at a Title site.

Dodge

*Dixon

*E. R. Dickson

*Fonde

Gilliard

Howard 

Hutchens 

Mary G. Montgomery Developmental Laboratory

McDavid-Jones

*Meadowlake

*O'Rourke 

St. Elmo

Turner

*The following elementary school zones are not Title I for the 2021-2022 school year:

NON-TITLE I ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 2020-2021

Allentown

 

Dauphin  Island

Hutchens

Mary B. Austin 

If you reside in one of the above listed "Non-Title I" attendance zones you may apply for any of the Office of School Readiness Sites.

 

If you are not sure if you reside in one of the above attendance zones please use the school zone locator to determine your school attendance zone. Click the link below to locate your school zone:

School Zone Locator 

 

*Participation in the Pre-K programs located at Magnet School Sites does not automatically place a child in the Magnet program for kindergarten. 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.

Registration

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Students

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 288  four-year-olds. For additional information about Just 4 visit the school website at https://just4devmcpssal.schoolinsites.com/


 

Just 4

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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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Paula Reese, School-Home- Community Programs Manager, Mobile County Public School System at 221-5221 or 221-5218 or send an email below: