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Charles Westerfield
Coordinator - CO



Applying for the Preschool Program:
Welcome to Preschool!  We are so excited for you to join the Daviess County Preschool family. Please follow the link below to apply for the 2021-2022 school year.  2021-2022 DCPS Preschool Online Application 

We welcome your application! All applications will be completed online through the link provided on the preschool page. If you do not have internet access, please call the school that you are applying for.

The Kentucky Preschool Program is available to all children determined to be eligible. Families may begin the process to determine eligibility at their home school.

Four-year-old children without a disability or developmental delay must meet ALL the following criteria:

* Must be 4 years old before or on August 1 of the current school year

* Must be a resident of the Daviess County School District

* Must meet income eligibility guidelines - click here for guidelines

Three and four-year-old children may be eligible for preschool upon the child’s third birthday if the determination has been made by the Admissions and Release Committee that the child has a developmental delay or disability and may be in need of special education services.

Three and four-year-old children may also apply for our fee-based program if they do not qualify by income or with a delay or disability. We have the fee-based option at most of our elementary schools with a cost of $200 monthly with a $200 deposit due with application. All fee-based applications and deposits are to be filled out and submitted at Central Office.

**Update on Fee-Based: Country Heights Elementary, East View Elementary, Sorgho Elementary, Southern Oaks Elementary and Whitesville Elementary are full as of 9/20/21**

The following are the required documents your child will need prior to attending preschool:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Social Security Card
  • Physical Examination Form
  • Immunization Certificate
  • Vision Examination by an eye doctor

All immunizations must be up to date.

If your child will be attending the Head Start Program the following documents will be required in addition to the documents listed above:

  • Proof of Income
  • LEAD Testing

If it is determined that your child does not qualify for the Daviess County Preschool Program, you are encouraged to consider our fee-based program. For questions about this program, please contact Central Office at 270-852-7000, or stop by 1622 Southeastern Parkway Owensboro, KY 42303.


Head Start - Audubon Area

Head Start is offered to children who will be 3 years old on or before Aug. 1 and who meet Head Start eligibility requirements.  Programming is offered for six hours per day at Meadow Lands and Tamarack Elementary Schools.  If you are interested, please click the link below.


Preschool Department
Central Office
Chris Westerfield
Preschool Coordinator

Telephone: (270) 852-7000
Fax: (270) 852-7010
Preschool Administrative Assistant
Telephone: (270) 852-7000
Fax: (270) 852-7010


  • Preschool Applications

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