The first day of Pre-K for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 school year is Monday, August 15, 2022.
Dickson County Schools currently offers two early childhood programs. Both programs are state certified and implement the Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards (TN-ELDS).
The Preschool Peer Program is a Pre-K program that provides services for children with disabilities and typically developing peers, who are three (3) or four (4) years old, on or before August 15th of the current school year. The program is free for students with disabilities. The cost for peers to attend is $15 a week. A typical peer models appropriate speech, language, social, and behavior skills, for children with delays in the classroom. All peers must be toilet-trained to participate in the program. Peers must also have transportation to/from the school. This program runs Monday-Friday, from 8:00-1:30. Peers may be asked to participate in a developmental screening prior to acceptance into the program. The Peer Program is offered at Centennial Elementary School, Charlotte Elementary School, Oakmont Elementary School, and White Bluff Elementary School.
Voluntary Pre-K Program
Five elementary schools offer the VPK program: Dickson Elementary School, Oakmont Elementary School, Stuart-Burns Elementary School, Vanleer Elementary School, and White Bluff Elementary School.
For more information regarding either of these programs, please contact Dickson County Early Learning Specialist- Brooke Parham at (615) 446-2085 or email [email protected].