• Pre-K


    Pre-Kindergarten Program

    The JPS Hinds Early Learning Collaborative across the district has 62 classrooms. Our program is funded through local and state matching funds as part of the Collaborative. The maximum enrollment is 20 students per class.

    Pre-Kindergarten Location

    The following JPS elementary schools have a Pre-Kindergarten Program:

    • Baker Elementary
    • Dawson Elementary
    • Galloway Elementary
    • Hinds County Human Resource Agency
    • Isable Elementary
    • Green Elementary
    • John Hopkins Elementary
    • Johnson Elementary
    • Key Elementary
    • Lake Elementary
    • Little Saints
    • Lottie Thornton
    • McWillie Elementary
    • Mcleod Elementary
    • North Jackson Elementary
    • Pecan Park Elementary
    • Raines Elementary
    • Shirley Elementary
    • Smith Elementary
    • Sykes Elementary
    • Van Winkle Elementary
    • Walton Elementary



    The Pre-Kindergarten Program shall expose children to a vocabulary-rich, nurturing environment where learning takes place through multiple opportunities and interests. The curriculum provides the framework for students to be taught according to stages of child development and according to each child’s own individual needs. Pre- K is intentional and primary focus is placed on the whole child. Teachers shall be highly knowledgeable about child development and the subjects and standards required to teach pre-kindergarten students.



    The following goals have been established for pre-kindergarten students:

    • Develop rich oral language and a robust vocabulary.
    • Acquire knowledge of skills and concepts taught in each subject area.
    • Develop social skills and emotional control.
    • Transition smoothly through instructional routines of learning through play in centers, small groups, and age appropriate environments.

Pre-Kindergarten Program


Contact Information

Collaborative Partners

  • Kanesha N. Bennett, Ed.D.

    Lottie Thornton
    1400 John R. Lynch Street

    Jackson, MS 39217
    Phone: (601) 960 4002

    Chelsea Luster
    Associate Vice President

    Hinds County Human Resource Agency
    258 Maddox Road

    Jackson, MS 39217
    Phone: (601) 923 3930

    Amy Berry

    Little Saints Academy
    1411 Robinson Street

    Jackson, MS 39203
    Phone: (601) 979 5828

Last Modified on April 17, 2023