HCS School Readiness

Pre-K Application

About School Readiness (Pre-K)

HCS Pre-kindergarten Program


The School Readiness Department works to ensure that Pre-kindergarten students have access to a high-quality, developmentally appropriate learning environment to prepare them for school success. Each class climate will assure individualized learning that supports diversity, curiosity and self-regulation. The children in the Pre-K programs play, create, explore, learn and succeed.


The Pre-K programs are aligned to meet and exceed the ten Quality Indicator Benchmarks as defined by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). The curriculum used is research-based and aligned with state and national standards.


Inspire, engage, and empower all students in becoming creative problem solvers, active citizens, and
life-long learners through rigorous curriculum and relevant instruction within a supportive environment.

Alabama Standards for Early Learning and Development

The newly revised standards reflect Governor Ivey’s “Strong Start, Strong Finish” Education Initiative: pre-k readiness, school readiness, literacy, and numeracy by age eight. The standards are based on what is currently known about how children learn, including what they should know and be able to do along a continuum of development. All domains of children’s learning are identified below:

  • Social Emotional Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Science Exploration
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Development and Health
  • Approaches to Play and Learning
  • Creative Arts

The School Readiness Child Equation is: Ready Children, Ready Families, Ready Communities and Ready Schools

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Huntsville City Schools
HCS Primary Telephone: (256) 428-6800

Helen Scott
School Readiness Director: (256) 428-6886

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