Applying for the Preschool Program:
Open Registration for the 2019-20 school year will begin on March 11th - 22nd, however, we continue to accept applications and make placements throughout the school year. We welcome your application. Please stop by the elementary school closest to your home between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm to fill out a preschool application or you may download an application from the department homepage and mail the application to:
Daviess County Public Schools
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 four 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 offerered to children who will be 3 years old on or before Aug. 1 and who meet Head Start eligibility requirements. Programming is offered for 6 hours per day at East View and Tamarack Elementary Schools. If you are interested please click the link below.
Telephone: (270) 852-7000
Fax: (270) 852-7010