How to Apply

Application Information for NEW Students
Re-Application Information for CURRENTLY ENROLLED Students (currently unavailable)

Parents or legal guardians may complete an application for Early Childhood online at
Applications are also taken onsite at the Early Childhood Application Center, 731 South Hancock Street. Click the "Application Information for NEW Students" link above for a calendar of dates and times that applications are taken. Please note that if school is cancelled for JCPS, applications will NOT be taken.

What I need to apply

Application Process

  • At the time of application, all income, proof of residence, and proof of the child’s age are required.
  • Partial applications are not taken.
  • Program staff verify all required documentation.
  • Family income is required for all income-based programs.
  • You may be asked to provide additional documentation to meet federal or state requirements.
  • Applications are taken throughout the year.
  • Priority is given to early applications and 4-year-olds.
  • Children do not have to be present for the application process.

Program Placement

  • Early Childhood is not a mandatory program and has limited space for children.
  • JCPS Early Childhood only serves children who reside in Jefferson County, Kentucky, with a legal custodial parent/guardian.
  • All of the programs are income-based, except for Tuition-Based Preschool and preschool for children with disabilities.
  • Children are placed in programs according to income, available space, and the program’s ability to transport the child.
  • Placement is not guaranteed for every applicant
  • Early Childhood is not located in every school; therefore, the program selects placement.
  • Applications are taken year-round, and children are placed throughout the year as space becomes available.

To learn more about Jefferson County Public Schools Early Childhood Programs, please call (502) 485-3919.



Date Modified 9/1/15