County schools set Head Start, Kindergarten, Pre-K registration dates

Published 6:35 pm Friday, March 24, 2017

The Carter County School System will hold 2017-18 registration for Kindergarten, Head Start, and Pre-K at the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Building, 300 W. Mill Street, Elizabethton, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates, which are assigned to specific schools.

• Tuesday, April 4- Hampton, Little Milligan, and Valley Forge

• Wednesday, April 5- Happy Valley, Central, and Keenburg

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• Thursday, April 6- Hunter, Cloudland, and Unaka

Families registering children for any program should provide the following items:  birth certificate, Social Security card, and Tennessee permanent record of immunization. Please bring your child with you as various screenings will be provided on the day of registration.

Children eligible for Kindergarten must turn five years old by August 15, 2017.

Children eligible for Head Start must turn four years old by August 15, 2017.  Eligible three year old children (must be three before August 15, 2017) will be enrolled if space is available.

Children eligible for Pre-K must turn four years old by August 15, 2017. Eligible three year old children (must be three before August 15, 2017) will be enrolled if space is available at Little Milligan only.

Both Head Start and Pre-K programs require proof of annual family income.

Registration is not held at individual schools, for more information, call 547-4000, 547-4020, or your local school.

The school system is also participating in Child Find, which is an ongoing effort of the Special Education Department to locate children between the ages of 3 and 21 who have a disability or are intellectually gifted and not enrolled in a school program. To receive special services, a child must exhibit a need in one or more of the following areas: developmental delay, intellectually deficient, visual/ orthopedic/health/speech/language or hearing impairments, deafness, deaf-blindness, traumatic brain injury, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, functional delay, autism, intellectually gifted, or multiple disabilities.

For more information, call the Special Education Department at 547-4013. Personnel will also be available during registration to provide assistance.