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Charles Westerfield
Coordinator - CO




Applying for the Preschool Program:

Registration for the 2019-20 school year remains open with applications accepted and placements made throughout the school year. We welcome your application.  Please stop by the elementary school closest to your home between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays to fill out a preschool application or you may download an application from the links at right on this page. Mail the application to:

                                                              Daviess County Public Schools
                                                              Preschool Department
                                                              1622 Southeastern Parkway
                                                              Owensboro, KY  42303

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:

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

o Must be a resident of the Daviess County School District

o 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.

To begin the process of determining if a child will qualify based on any of the following criteria, please contact the preschool teacher in the school district in which you live.

  • To see if you qualify by income.
  • To determine if a child has a disability or developmental delay and qualifies for special education services.


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.


Headstart - 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 East View 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
Donna Howard
Early Childhood Instructional Coach
Preschool Administrative Assistant



  • Preschool Applications

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The Daviess County Public Schools district prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or parental status, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions in its employment practices, educational programs and activities, and provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.