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May 29, 2024

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MNPS Pre-K Program

Application deadline for Metro Nashville Public School's Pre-K program is this Thursday! Here's what you need to know to apply.

Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) is accepting applications to its high-quality prekindergarten (Pre-K) programs. Deadline to register is Thursday, March 29 at 3:30 p.m. for the 2018-19 school year. However, there’s something you need to do before that date to be able to apply:

Visit one of the 11 Enrollment Centers with your child’s birth certificate (or record of birth) and proof of Davidson County residency to receive a student identification number. Proof of residency can be a current utility bill, telephone, lease or homeowner policy and a Parent/Guardian photo ID. You need this student identification number to apply for the program. After you get that student ID number, fill out a printed Pre-K application or online. Printed applications are available at the district’s 11 Enrollment Centers, as well as Ross Early Learning Center, Ivanetta H. Davis Early Learning Center and the Family Information Center at the district’s Central Office.  The initial Pre-K Selection Day is Monday, April 16.


MNPS early childhood education programs focus on play-based curriculum that supports the development of the whole child and prepares children for kindergarten. The curriculum is based on the constructivist approach, which provides diverse learning environments where activities are driven by the students, and teachers encourage and support children to play and explore as a path to learning. Additionally, MNPS’ Pre-K programs provide support services such as extended learning (before and aftercare), nutrition services, family engagement and health services to support our Pre-K families and students.

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