Early Childhood Education (Pre-K)

Pre-K and Preschool Information and Application

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.


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.

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.

Our Pre-K curriculum focuses on all areas that are important for school success:

  • 体育投注Social-emotional

  • Cognitive

  • Math

  • Literacy

  • Physical

  • Language

  • Social Studies

  • Science and Technology

  • The Arts

体育投注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
Get your Student Identification Number through our new  and follow instructions to upload the required documents.

体育投注Required Documents:

  • Birth certificate or record of birth

  • 体育投注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:

  • 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.

体育投注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

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

Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to apply to Pre-K.

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Preparing for Kindergarten

体育投注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.