It’s time to register your children for fall Pre-K  

Published 9:16 am Monday, March 27, 2023

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By Staff Reports

Parents can now sign up their children for the nationally-ranked Escambia County, Ala. Pre-K program.

A.C. Moore is the home of the county’s First Class Pre-K program, which this fall will be combined with children who had previously attended Rachel Patterson Elementary’s Pre-K.

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Amber Dunaway, who heads up the program, said she anticipates having five to six First Class Pre-K classrooms housing between a total of 90-108 students.

“These classes will include whole and small group instruction based upon age-appropriate standards,” Dunaway said. “Students are also given ample opportunities for physical education to help promote their gross motor skills. Students who attend Pre-K are given both social and academic experiences that will help prepare them for their future educational journey.”

Children are dropped off between 7:45 and 8 a.m. The students will be provided with breakfast and lunch, and will wear school uniforms. Parents can then pick up their children between 2:30 and 2:45 p.m.

Moms and Dads also have assignments with a requirement of 12 hours of parental involvement.

Dunaway said it’s important for parents to be a part in their child’s early academic and social development.

“Families are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s education by attending school activities and helping with take home projects on a regular basis. Our program is designed to help build a sense of connectedness between our school, families and community,” she said.

Space is limited, so register now. Your child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2023, to be eligible, and can be registered at the following website: