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Dickson County Schools offers two early childhood programs. Both programs are state certified and implement the Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards (TN-ELDS).
The Inclusive Preschool Program is a half-day preschool providing services for children with disabilities and typically developing peers who are 3 or 4 years old on or before August 15th. The program is free for students with disabilities. A typical peer models appropriate skills, speech, and behavior for children with delays in the classroom. All peers must be toilet-trained to participate in the program. The cost is $15 a week, peers attend half-days three days a week, and parents must transport to/from the school. Students attend a morning program from 8 am to 11 am, or attend an afternoon program from 12 pm to 3 pm. Peers participate in a developmental screening prior to acceptance in the program. 

The Inclusive Preschool Program is provided at Centennial Elementary, Charlotte Elementary, and Oakmont Elementary Schools.
The Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program provides an all-day early childhood education program for “at risk” four-year old children in accordance with the Tennessee Voluntary Pre-K Scope of Services and Chapter 0520-12-01 Standards for School Administered Child Care Programs. For more information, parents may visit: https://www.tn.gov/education/early-learning/voluntary-pre-k/voluntary-pre-k-information-for-parents.html Enrollment in the VPK Program follows state guidelines for the tier qualifications. Please refer to the Tier descriptions and required documentation for each. Tier 1 students are first priority for placement in the class. 

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.
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