Early Childhood Education (Preschool)

CARLENA SHEERAN
INTERIM PRINCIPAL HOWEVALLEY (CVES) / DIRECTOR, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

The Hardin County Schools' Preschool Program is a State funded program designed to help preschool children who are at risk of beginning school behind their classmates.  The program is for four-year-old children who are economically disadvantaged or for three- and four-year-old children who have identified disabilities or speech delays.

The Hardin County Schools' Preschool Program offers the following components:School Bus

  • Preschool services for eligible children at no cost to the parent
  • Activities that develop creativity and thinking skills through play
  • Partnerships with the parents through parent education
  • Cooperation among programs and with other agencies to provide services
  • Developmental, as well as hearing and vision screenings

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Hardin County Schools' Preschool Program, a fully integrated, comprehensive program, is to enrich the lives of children and their families by supporting the child's development in the areas of physical, social, emotional and intellectual and by moving the child and family toward self-sufficiency and social competence.

REMINDER ABOUT KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT

Per Kentucky law, all children must be enrolled in and attend school between the ages of 6 and 18. Children can enter primary school at age 5, but only if their 5th birthday is on or before October 1 of the current school year. 

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year,the entrydate changes from October 1 to August 1. A child who is 5 years old or who turns 5 by August 1st may attend school. A child who is 6 years old or who turns 6 by August 1, must attend school.

Preschool programs are available for eligible 3- and 4-year-old children as well.