- Lora Wimsatt, DCPS Public Information Officer

The Daviess County Public Schools district has scheduled registration for children who will begin preschool or kindergarten beginning in August 2016. Parents may register students between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. weekdays from Monday, March 7, through Friday, March 18.

Kindergarten is open to all children who will be 5 on or before Oct. 1.

Preschool is available at all 12 DCPS elementary schools to children who will be 3 years old on or before Aug. 1 and who either meet Head Start eligibility requirements or are identified with a delay or disability; and children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1 who meet income guidelines or are identified with a delay or disability. Preschool is offered in morning and afternoon sessions, Monday through Thursday each week.

Free screenings are available to all DCPS families with preschool-age children to help determine if there are any educational concerns.

Fee-based preschool slots are available within DCPS elementary schools for children who do not qualify for free preschool based on household income or if the child is identified with a delay.

The DCPS district provides free transportation. Breakfast and lunch are also available. For more information, parents may call (270) 852-7000 or visit their neighborhood elementary school; or go to www.dcps.org and select “Preschool” under the “Departments” tab at the left side of the page.

Parents may visit the school their child will attend to complete an application; or preschool and kindergarten applications are available on the DCPS website. Visit www.dcps.org and click on the red “Parents” tab, then select “How to Enroll,” then “Preschool” or “Kindergarten.” Forms may be filled out electronically, then printed and taken to the school your child will attend.