Preschool Instruction


The Germantown Municipal Schools Early Childhood Preschool program is an excellent learning environment that offers preschoolers, with and without disabilities, challenging instructional experiences to provide maximum growth in all developmental areas. 


 Dogwood Elementary School
 Farmington Elementary School
 Riverdale Elementary School
  Forest Hill Elementary School
 8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Instructor:  Kimberley Sappington 
  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructors:  Jenna BlackLauri Carter
  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Melanie Moss
8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.


About the Program

Germantown Municipal School District has six early childhood preschool programs located in the four elementary schools that serve students identified with disabilities, ages 3-5. 

Each of our preschool programs offer intentional learning activities in small and large groups that is facilitated by both general education and special education teachers, as well as educational assistants. Our goal is to provide our students with a strong foundation of core skills to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.

Farmington, Dogwood and Riverdale currently have four to five peer models selected to serve as role models for students with disabilities.  At Forest Hill Elementary, there are seven to ten peer models per classroom. These spots are first set aside as a perk for GMSD employees.

The following procedure details the current practice when selecting students for GMSD preschool classrooms. For the 2020/21 school year, the district will be accepting applications and screening children utilizing the following procedure. Children three to four years old are eligible for application if their parent is a GMSD employee. All other interested Germantown residents are encouraged to apply for their four -year old children only. Spots will be filled in the following order: employee’s children and then the community four- year old children.  If all of the spots are not filled in the first screening , an additional screening will be held in March for three year old children from the community.  Please see the peer model tab to apply.  

**Number of classrooms, classroom design and peers needed are fluid based on district need.

Read more about our Curriculum Page here. Or, visit our Helpful Links Page.


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