Apply for Free Preschool
When you are looking for preschool for your 3- or 4-year-old, consider the free options that may be available. Some families will qualify for a Great Start Readiness preschool opening through Kent County school districts or select private centers. Others will qualify for Head Start preschool. Click here to find out if your child is eligible.
Both Great Start Readiness and Head Start offer a quality preschool program, nutritious food, family support, health and educational assessments, and accommodations for children with special needs. In some areas transportation is available as well.
Children may start preschool from September through February if openings are available and as new offerings occur. Once your child starts preschool, focus on attendance. Good attendance habits start in preschool, and attendance in kindergarten is a big factor in long-term school success.