A Day in the Life of MNPS Pre-K

Pre-K: Play-Based & Whole Child

Metro Schools’ early childhood education programs focus on a high-quality, play-based curriculum that supports the development of the whole child and prepares children for kindergarten.

Our pre-kindergarten curriculum is focused on the constructivist approach, which provides diverse learning environments where activities are driven by the students, and teachers encourage and support children to play and explore as a path to learning.

Our Pre-K curriculum focuses on all areas that are important for school success:

  • Social-emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Math
  • Literacy
  • Physical
  • Language
  • Social Studies
  • Science and Technology
  • The Arts

MNPS’ Pre-K program provides support services, such as Extended Learning (Before and After Care), Nutrition Services, Family Engagement, Family Empowerment and Health services to support our Pre-K families and students. Review the MNPS Pre-K Program Guide to see what each school offers.

Apply for Pre-K

The application process for Pre-K is different from K-12 grades enrollment. There are eligibility requirements that must be considered, including immunization and school physical requirements, and a separate application is required. For more information visit the Apply for Pre-K section.

Pre-K Program Fee Payment

Review the Pre-K Program Fee webpage for information on Pre-K program fees, payment information, submit an online payment and the tuition assistance program.

Student Delays & Disabilities

If families have concerns or questions about a Pre-K student's development, they can speak with the teacher, who will monitor growth. Visit the MNPS Exceptional Education webpages for more information

MNPS wants all age eligible students to apply for Pre-K. If your child meets the age requirements, please apply for a Pre-K seat. Pre-K is the best place for your child to grow and develop the skills needed for kindergarten.

Children under the age of 2.5

If your child is under the age of 2.5 years, and you have questions about their development contact the Tennessee Early Intervention System, which provides services to children ages birth up to age 3 who have disabilities or other developmental delays. For more information, visit the TEIS website or call (615) 532-7237.


Pre-K Documents & Guide