Please follow these steps to schedule your 3- or 4-year old child for a preschool screening and register them for preschool, if they qualify:

  1. Contact April Cox at the Board of Education at 270-259-4011 for a screening appointment time.

  2. Bring your child to the Board of Education (or designated location specified) at that appointed time.

  3. If your child qualifies based on the screening results, take their qualification letter to the school indicated to enroll them in preschool or complete it at the exit table the date of your screening.

  4. If your child does not qualify, you will be provided other information.


Screening Schedule
School Year Calendar

Preschool Handbook

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Enroll your child (ages 0- 5) now to receive a new book every month at no cost.

Family Guides: discover what your child is able to know and do from birth through four years of age. You'll find great tips and ideas to help your child grow and have fun learning!

Parent Involvement
Research shows a strong connection between parent involvement and children’s academic success.  In fact, studies have shown that the earlier in a child’s educational process parent involvement begins, the more powerful the impact.

GCS plans various parent involvement events throughout the school year.  Make sure you are communicating frequently with your child’s teacher and following your child's school and the district on social media platforms.

We would love to have you involved in our program!

Home Visits
Each preschooler will be visited at home by his/her preschool teacher twice during the school year.  Teachers will schedule a home visit each semester to discuss your child's progress and to share your child’s preschool experiences.

Volunteering in your child’s classroom
Volunteers are welcome and needed to spend time in the classroom or work at home by preparing classroom activities.

Your help will be greatly appreciated!

WELCOME TO GCS PRESCHOOL! Our program offers:

  • Preschool services for eligible children at no cost to the parent

  • Activities that develop creativity and thinking skills through play-based learning

  • Partnerships with the parents through parent education

  • Cooperation among programs and with other agencies to provide services

  • Developmental, as well as hearing and vision screenings

Tracie Johnston, Preschool Director



Visit our classrooms! Click through the images to see the fun and welcoming places where your child will learn, make friends, and grow.

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preschoolers and teachers outside in derby hats with pool noodle "race horses"


Our schools and counselors are always happy to help. Feel free to email or call them with any questions you may have. You can also call the Board office at 270-259-4011.

Caneyville Elementary
Billie Wieland

Clarkson Elementary
Angie Petty

Lawler Elementary
Ali Clemons

Wilkey Elementary
Lori Carroll


Grayson County Schools partners with both Breckinridge-Grayson Head Start Programs and First Steps. 

Head Start programs promote school readiness of children ages birth to 5 from low-income families by supporting their development in a comprehensive way.

First Steps is an early intervention program offered to families of Kentucky children aged birth-3 years who are identified as having possible developmental issues or delays or have a medical condition known to cause a developmental delay.

Anyone can refer a child to the First Steps program by contacting the local First Steps Point of Entry (POE) office at (270) 737-5921 or (800) 678-1879.