School Readiness (Pre-K)

HCS School Readiness Department

The School Readiness Department works to ensure that Pre-Kindergarten students have access to a high-quality, developmentally appropriate learning environment to prepare them for school success.  Each class climate will assure individualized learning that supports diversity, curiosity and self-regulation.  The children in the Pre-K programs play, create, explore, learn and succeed.   The Pre-K programs are aligned to meet and exceed the ten Quality Indicator Benchmarks as defined by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).  The curriculum used is research-based and aligned with state and national standards.  The program requirements are built on the premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the following developmental domains: 

  • Approach to play and learning
  • Emotional and social development
  • Health and physical development
  • Language development and communication
  • Cognitive development

Huntsville City Schools 2016-2017 Pre-K On-line Application

Pre-K Registration will re-open on July 11.

Thank you for your interest in our program. Filling out the online application does not automatically guarantee that your child will be selected for the Pre-K program. Please click on the link below to apply.

Pre-K 2016-2017 Application


Questions? Visit our FAQ page


Raise Smarter, Happier Babies

It’s never too early for education to begin! The Smarter Happier Baby™ program uses the LENA System to help parents of infants and toddlers (0-30 months) close the "talk gap" to build their babies' brains, improve their social and emotional well-being, and help prepare them for school and for life. 


School Readiness Director

Helen Scott

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