The Voluntary Pre-K initiative provides Tennessee’s three- and four-year-old children—with an emphasis on four year olds who are at-risk—an opportunity to develop school readiness skills (pre-academic and social skills).

Voluntary Pre-K classes promote a high-quality academic environment, which fosters the love and joy of learning and promotes success in kindergarten and throughout the child’s life.

Voluntary Pre-K
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In Pre-K, students are learning something new every day and getting ready for Kindergarten next year. Letters, numbers, and words, as well as social skills like sharing, solving conflict, and kindness.

Pre-K Standards