Putnam County Pre-K is a FREE collaborative pre-k program between Putnam County Schools, Appalachian Council Head Start and select private Pre-K centers. Putnam County offers Pre-K in 12 of our 14 elementary schools and four private childcare centers. Unlike K-12 education in Putnam County Schools, Pre-K is not zoned by where you reside. You may attend any Pre-K site in Putnam County that is convenient for you and meets your needs, if space is available.
Pre-K will operate Monday through Thursday at all sites for 2022-23. All students will attend 6 hours and 15 minutes daily. To view all of the Pre-K sites in Putnam County, along with information about Pre-K hours, before/aftercare, location, etc., please open the document entitled "Parent Information Table" located in the filing cabinet below. Also, visit the WVDE site, Find My WV Pre-K, to find a site near your home.
ELIGIBILITY FOR PUTNAM COUNTY PRE-K FOR THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
Your child must reside in Putnam County. Your child's birth date must be between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. There are three exceptions to this age rule that we will consider:
your child has an IEP with two or more developmental delays;
your child's 4-year old Putnam County Pre-K teacher recommends they repeat the program; or
your child is five years old and has not previously attended Pre-K. Your five-year-old must go through a kindergarten readiness screening to be considered for Pre-K. The result of that screening will determine whether your child should enroll in Pre-K or kindergarten.
Registration for the 2022-23 school year will open January 18, 2022. You can start the registration process by clicking on the link below and completing the questionnaire. This is only the first step of the registration process. You will be notified about your child's tentative placement via the e-mail address that you signed up with. The e-mail will inform you of the remaining steps of the registration process.
Placements are made using the selection criteria that you can find below.
PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOLS PRE-K REGISTRATION 2022-2023 LINK
OPEN: JANUARY 18, 2022, 8:00 AM
Feel free to call Nancy Joplin at 304-586-0500 x1133 with any questions.
FORMS FOR PARENTS
LINKS FOR PARENTS
WV Department of Education Pre-K from West Virginia Department of Education
Elizabeth Hoh, Director of Elementary Ed.
304-586-0500 extension 1122
Nancy Joplin, Secretary
304-586-0500 extension 1133