Sherman Elementary Pre-K
  • Grant-funded, at-risk, blended Pre-K for 3-5 year olds. Students with and without disabilities attend our program.

  • Students must be screened to be eligible to attend. Children must be 3 years old by our screening dates. Screenings are held in the spring during the month of May and in August before school starts. Our district website and Facebook page will post screening information as it becomes available.

  • The screening process consists of administering the Brigance Early Childhood Screener and gathering information from families to score on a criteria points system.

  • Students who are considered to be “at-risk” will be placed into classrooms first.

  • If a child received Early Intervention services, upon turning 3, the school will evaluate and determine the need for services.

  • Our PreK classrooms are staffed with a certified special education/early childhood teacher and at least one qualified classroom paraprofessional.

  • Our classrooms hold between 15-20 students with a mix of ages 3-5.

  • With our program being grant-funded, there is no school supply list. We ask that children come to school with a large backpack and an extra change of clothes.

  • We follow a state-approved curriculum that focuses on pre-academic and social-emotional skills.

  • Our classes meet 5 days per week for 2.5 hours. The morning session is 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The afternoon session is from 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Our classroom schedules consist of at least 1 hour of free-choice center play, whole group and small group instruction, a daily snack, along with music and movement. Pre-K students typically begin the school year at least 1 week later than students attending kindergarten-12th grade.

  • Please reach out to Mrs. McClain ( or Mrs. Gwaltney ( if you have any questions.

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