Montgomery Public Schools Pre-K

Pre School

Montgomery Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten Program Information


Montgomery Public Schools’ First Class Pre-K Program is committed to providing a safe and caring, developmentally appropriate environment for preschool children. Our goal is to provide a high-quality educational experience which promotes the maximum development of each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive abilities.


To provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate activities that increase school readiness in a safe and nurturing environment.


To foster a partnership with families and the community that will enhance the abilities and skills of the whole child in becoming a lifelong learner.


High-quality Pre-K experiences provide children with the foundation for on-going learning, and support children and families to become responsible citizens as they develop lifelong skills.


Goals of high-quality Pre-K experiences include: enhancing skills in personal and social development, language and literacy, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social-emotional development, technology skills, creative arts, and physical development; and developing a professional learning community that includes parents, teachers, principals, MPS departments, and community organizations.

Through strong partnerships with Federal Programs, the Office of School Readiness, Head Start, and the Family Guidance Center, Montgomery Public Schools offers a dynamic, high-quality Pre-K experience that increases children's school readiness. High-quality Pre-K experiences enhance a child’s personal and social development, language and literacy skills, mathematical thinking, scientific thinking, social-emotional development, technology skills, creative arts and physical development.

First Class Pre-K Programs are not available in all elementary schools.  The elementary schools that currently offer Pre-K through MPS are: Brewbaker Primary, Halcyon, Highland Avenue, Highland Gardens, McKee Pre-K Center, Pintlala, Southlawn, and Wares Ferry. 

Head Start offers Pre-K classrooms at the following elementary schools: Carver, Garrett, Highland Gardens, McKee Pre-K Center, T.S. Morris, Southlawn, and Wares Ferry. 

Family Guidance's Success by 6 offers Pre-K classrooms at Martin Luther King and Seth Johnson elementary schools.

Pre-registration does not guarantee your child a First Class Pre-K slot for the 2019-2020 school year. 


Montgomery Public Schools are now accepting online pre-registration applications for the 2019—2020 school year.  The pre-registration period will run from January 15th - March 15th, 2019.  

Enrollment is open to all children who are four years-of-age on or before September 1, 2019.   Children who are eligible for kindergarten are ineligible for Pre-K.

Registration for MPS classrooms is open only to residents zoned for the Montgomery County School System.

Parents can complete the online pre-registration application on any device (computer, iPad/tablet, cell phone) that has internet access.  You will receive an email confirming your child’s pre-registration.

Parents can go to the First Class Pre-K online registration site by clicking HERE or by typing into your internet browser.

Registering your child for Pre-K does not guarantee a slot in the District's Pre-K Program.  All children who are not randomly selected for the Pre-K Program will be placed on a Waiting List.  Parents are asked to apply to their child’s zoned school only.

Computer access and assistance completing the online pre-registration application will be available at the McKee Pre-K Center, Monday — Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm thru March 15th, 2019.

Pre-K Screenings will be scheduled February 15th – March 15th.  This screening is a Federal requirement and has no impact on your child’s acceptance into the Pre-K program. 

Once your child has been accepted into the Pre-K Program the following documents will be required
to complete enrollment:

Child’s original birth certificate

Two (2) proofs of residence—either a current utility bill (e.g. electric, gas, water) or a copy of a lease or mortgage

Immunization Record

Parent’s Identification: Driver License's or State issued ID

OPTIONAL: Social Security Card


Please submit all documents to the McKee Pre-K Office.

Documents for students accepted into Pintlala’s Pre-K Program can be submitted to that school’s Office.

There is NO Registration Fee for this program.

No child will be denied participation on the basis of income, sex, race, color, national origin, or disability.

Contact Us

We are excited about the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children through the provision of high-quality Pre-K experiences.  If you have any questions or desire additional information, please contact us.

Office of Early Learning McKee Pre- K Center
307 S. Decatur Street, Room 308L 4015 McInnis Road
Montgomery, AL 36104 Montgomery, AL 36116
334-223-6830 334-223-6801 or 334-284-7266 Fax

Head Start: 334-263-3474

Family Guidance's Success by 6: 334-270-4100