Early Childhood

We are super excited to announce that the Yazoo County School District is offering a Pre-Kindergarten Program at Bentonia-Gibbs Elementary School and Linwood Elementary School.

Names are currently being placed on a waiting list for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. If you would like for your child to be placed on a waiting list to be screened for the program, please contact the schools -- Bentonia Gibbs 662-755-2270 and Linwood Elementary 662-673-9191.   Central Office Contact: Gloria Jamison @ 662-746-4672
(email: gloria.jamison@yazoo.k12.ms.us).

To qualify to register for the Pre-K Program, your child must:

  • be four years old on or before September 1, 2019
  • reside within the Yazoo County School District
  • be fully toilet trained

The Early Childhood Pre-K Program is funded with Title I funds.  To determine eligibility for the program, each child must be screened with a Mississippi Department of Education approved screener. Applying does not guarantee acceptance of your child.  Children who demonstrate a need for a preschool program will be placed in the program first.  Space is limited; our Pre-K Program is limited to serving 60 students (Bentonia-Gibbs 40 students and Linwood 20 students)per school year.

Please watch for upcoming dates for registration after notification of acceptance into the program!


Required Documents at the Time of Screening

  • Certified Birth Certificate (long form)
  • A certificate of Immunization Compliance Form 121 (original)
  • Social Security Card
  • Two Current Proofs of Residency to Establish Residence Within YCSD
Pre-K Handbook

Yazoo County School District
Early Childhood Pre-K Program
2019-2020 School Year

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