Early Childhood Education (Pre-K)

Pre-K and Preschool Information and Application

2020欧洲杯决赛时间 Updated March 18:

The Pre-K application deadline for the 2020-2021 school year has been extended beyond the current March 31 deadline. The new deadline will now be two weeks after the date MNPS schools reopen. Schools currently are closed at least through April 3.


2020欧洲杯决赛时间Metro Schools’ early childhood education programs focus on a high-quality, play-based curriculum that supports the development of the whole child and prepares children for kindergarten.

2020欧洲杯决赛时间Our prekindergarten (Pre-K) curriculum is focused 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.

2020欧洲杯决赛时间Our Pre-K curriculum focuses on all areas that are important for school success:

  • Social-emotional

  • Cognitive

  • Math

  • Literacy

  • Physical

  • Language

  • Social Studies

  • Science and Technology

  • The Arts

MNPS’ Pre-K program provides support services, such as Extended Learning (Before and After care), Nutrition Services, Family Engagement, Family Empowerment and Health Services to support our Pre-K families and students. Review the program guide linked below to see what each school offers.

Program Guide Translations: Arabic | Burmese | Kurdish |Nepali | Somali | Spanish


To APPLy FOR PRE-K for the 2020-21 school year

Applications open March 2, 2020

First Step
Gather your required documents, which include your child’s birth certificate and proof of residency. The full list of documents can be found on the Metro Schools enrollment page.

Second Step
2020欧洲杯决赛时间Get your Student Identification Number through our new  and follow instructions to upload the required documents.

Required Documents:

  • Birth certificate or record of birth

  • 2020欧洲杯决赛时间Proof of Davidson County residency - utility bill, telephone, lease or homeowner policy

  • Parent/Guardian photo ID (Parent/Guardian must be present)


Third Step
After you have received a student identification number for your child:

  • 2020欧洲杯决赛时间Complete and submit the online Pre-K Application, which is linked below on the “Apply for Pre-K” button, or

  • Contact an Enrollment Center by telephone if you need help.

2020欧洲杯决赛时间After submitting the Pre-K application, families will receive instructions about next steps.  

Learn More
Pre-K Application Flyer: English | Spanish | Kurdish | Arabic | Nepali | Somali | Burmese

To APPLy FOR PRE-K any time FOR the 2019-20 school year

Follow the Pre-k application steps above; however, you will need to submit a 2019-20 Pre-K Application at an Enrollment Center.

2020欧洲杯决赛时间Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to apply to Pre-K.

2020欧洲杯决赛时间Translated how-to-apply videos: | | | | |



Preparing for Kindergarten

To help your child prepare for kindergarten, MNPS has partnered with Alignment Nashville and many other Metro Nashville community organizations to develop iTrails.org, a kindergarten readiness website. iTRAILS is a FREE resource for families and educators that provides kindergarten readiness information and activities.