Early Childhood Education

Program Goal:

The goal of the LRSD Early Childhood program is to offer quality early childhood education opportunities for preschool children in the district through a school-based setting.  Having access to nurturing, supportive educational experiences will prepare the children to enter kindergarten with the necessary cognitive, physical, social, emotional and early language and literacy skills for success in school.

Age Requirements

 To enroll in the four-year-old prekindergarten program for the upcoming school year, a child must be four (4) years of age on or before August 1. A child who is five (5) years of age on or before August 1 is eligible for kindergarten; thus, is not eligible for the Pre-Kindergarten program. These are the requirements established by the Division of Child and Early Childhood Education for enrollment in Pre-Kindergarten.

Little Rock School District currently has programs for three-year-old children at Rockefeller, Chicot, and Woodruff. Children must be three (3) years of age on or before August 1. Students who wish to attend the LRSD 3-year-old program must meet income eligibility guidelines. Three year old children are served at Woodruff, Chicot and Rockefeller.

Will your child be 3 or 4 years old ON OR BEFORE August 1st? If so, your child may be eligible to attend LRSD Pre-Kindergarten.

2014-2015 - The 3-year-old program is filled. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Visit the Student Registration Website for additional information. Click here to visit Student Registration.

Documents Required

In order for a child to enroll in Pre-Kindergarten, the school must have the following documents:

--Pupil Information Form

--ABC Application

--Original Birth Certificate

--Social Security Card

--Proof of Residency

--Proof of Income

Acceptable proof of earned income includes:

      - Paycheck stubs (dated within the last 30 days)

      - 2013 W-2 statement

      - Copy of Free and Reduced Lunch Form

       - Letter from employer stating income amount  and how often paid 

      - Unemployment benefits notice and payment schedule 

Parents or guardians claiming zero earned income or claiming income that exceeds 200% of federal poverty guidelines may provide a notarized statement signed by the parent/guardian attesting to the fact that there is no earned income or that income exceeds federal poverty guidelines.

At check-in at the school site in August, the following documents are required:

--Completed Health Form (Physical)

--Immunization Record (with all required immunizations completed)

--Emergency information with contact and medical information

--Parental authorization for medical care

--Information form designating persons allowed to pick up child from school

--Notarized custody declaration (if applicable)