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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:  Katherine Brown & Lauri Carter
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructors:  Jenna Black 
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Melanie Moss
8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Instructors: Jessica Cranford & Shavitra Davis


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, Riverdale, and Forest Hill currently have seven to ten peer models selected to serve as role models for students with disabilities. 

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



The Peer Model Program provides an opportunity for typically developing children to be integrated into our Early Childhood classrooms to serve as role models for our children with disabilities.
Peer models provide positive peer interactions, demonstrate play skills, and model appropriate language and behavior for children with disabilities while in the classroom setting. 
Additional details will be shared with you about the date and time. 
Guidelines for the Preschool Program: 
     -- Daily attendance is required as the children serve as models. Daily attendance is defined as 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. 
     -- Parents must have their children at the program on time and pick them up at the designated time. Before and after school care is not provided. 
     -- Tennessee Health Record Form is required for all children documenting their immunization history. A copy of a certified birth certificate is also required. 
     -- Peer models are selected based on the screening results. If the match does not prove to be what is in the best interest for the children with disabilities or the model, the child will be dismissed from the program. 
Your completed application must be turned in to Felicia Coleman at the Central Office by February 11, 2022. Faxed and scanned applications will be accepted. The fax number is 901-757-6479 and must be sent to the attention of Felicia Coleman or by email to [email protected]
Application consists of: 
     Demographic Information and Basic Development completed by parent 
     Preschool Checklist completed by parent 
     Preschool Checklist completed by teacher or childcare provider 
     Signature Page that indicates understanding of process completed by parent 
Applications for Preschool are now closed.