What you will need to register your child in a pre-k program.

To apply, parents need to bring the following:

  • Original birth certificate - (Child must be 4 years old by August 15)

  • Social security card

  • Current immunization record

  • Current physical record

  • Proof of residency

  • Proof of income

Tennessee State Immunizations Required for Pre-Kindergarten:

The Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) has issued new immunization rules and is issuing a new Immunization Certificate that is required for entry into school effective July 1, 2010. All newly required vaccines are routinely recommended for all children. Most children should have already received them.

Children entering Pre-School or Pre-Kindergarten:

Current immunization requirements:

  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTaP, or DT if appropriate)

  • Poliomyelitis (IPV or OPV)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (1 dose of each, usually given together as MMR)
  • Varicella (1 dose or history of disease)

New additional immunization requirements:

  • Hepatitis B (HBV)
  • Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib): age younger than 5 years only (this requirement is resumed following suspension during a national Hib vaccine shortage in 2008-2009)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV): age younger than 5 years old.
  • Hepatitis A (1 dose by 18 months of age)

Upon entrance into kindergarten, parents whose children attend a pre-kindergarten program must register at their zoned elementary school.