Sommer Rosa
Director of Special Ed and Preschool

Pendleton County Preschool is available at no cost for eligible children. 

Guidelines for eligibility include:

  • Children who are 4 years old by August 1st may qualify based on federal
    income guidelines (160% of poverty level).  This is determined by the number of household members and their combined income or if a household member receives SNAP benefits.

  • Preschool eligibility for children who are 3 years old is based on developmental needs determined by assessments provided by the district.

  • Children who are 4 years old by August 1st may also qualify based on developmental
    needs regardless of income.


                       SCREENING INFORMATION


  • Three and four year old children.
  • Children who will be 4 years old by August 1st may qualify under federal income guidelines or with a developmental delay.
  • Children who turn 4 after 8/1/2016 will be considered 3 year olds for the 2016-2017 school year and may qualify with a developmental delay.



  • Eligibility determination for state funded preschool
  • Household income and/or developmental needs are considered






CALL PCS Preschool Dept. at 654-6911 (choose option 3) to make an appointment  and learn more about our program.

        Along with your child, bring the following documents to the screening:

  • state birth certificate
  • social security card (optional)
  • proof of residence in Pendleton Co. - such as driver's license, utility bill, lease agreement
  • current immunization certificate with an expiration date
  • For a child who will be 4 by August 1, 2016, please bring proof of income, SNAP or KTAP benefits.



  • To help you prepare your child for success in kindergarten and beyond. 
  • To identify and serve those who have a developmental delay in one or more of the following areas:  MOTOR, COGNITIVE, LANGUAGE, SOCIAL OR SELF HELP SKILLS.  
  • The preschool screening will indicate whether or not your child is meeting developmental milestones in these areas. 
  •  Our goal is to make sure our youngest learners are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for kindergarten readiness.