Early Childhood Education

Learn about Pre-K and Preschool programs in Nashville

Metro Schools’ early childhood education programs focus on a high-quality, play-based curriculum that supports the development of the whole child and prepares children for kindergarten.

Our prekindergarten (pre-K) curriculum is focused on the constructivist approach, which provides diverse learning environments where activities are driven by the students, and teachers encourage and support children to play and explore as a path to learning.

Our pre-K curriculum focuses on all areas that are important for school success:

  • Social-emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Math
  • Literacy
  • Physical
  • Language
  • Social Studies
  • Science and Technology
  • The Arts

Our Program

MNPS’ pre-K program provides support services, such as Extended Learning (Before and After care), Nutrition Services, Family Engagement, Family Empowerment and Health Services to support our pre-K families and students.

Learn about the “Day in the Life of a Metro Schools Pre-K Student”:


Preparing for Kindergarten

To help your child prepare for kindergarten, MNPS has partnered with Alignment Nashville and many other Metro Nashville community organizations to develop iTrails.org, a kindergarten readiness website.  iTRAILS is a FREE resource for families and educators that provides kindergarten readiness information and activities.