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Barren County Schools Recognized as Trendsetter District

Barren County Schools was recognized as a "Trendsetter District" at Kentucky's Mid-Year School Readiness Summit.  The Summit is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and is held to help school districts, early learning providers and community organizations throughout the Commonwealth make vital connections and collaborations necessary for school readiness. The Mid-Year School Readiness Summit was held on March 10, 2017, at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, KY. Thirty-three districts were represented at the event, including Barren County Schools, who were recognized as a Trendsetter District for their efforts in school readiness in Barren County.


Barren County Preschool Receives Best Ratings – All Classes Earn 5 STARS

KY All Stars

Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky’s expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system for early care and education programs. Studies show that children who attend high quality early learning environments have better math, language and social skills. Kentucky All STARS is based on Kentucky’s Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality. It recognizes programs that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement. Barren County Schools are committed to providing quality educational experiences to all students, beginning in preschool! Congratulations to Austin Tracy Elementary, Eastern Elementary, Hiseville Elementary, North Jackson Elementary, Park City Elementary, Red Cross Elementary, and Temple Hill Elementary! Well done!!


Click the picutre below for GREAT Info about Kindergarten readiness by the United Way!! 



Exciting Things Are Happening in Barren County!  Take a Look!!  Eyes Check back often for more information! 


Barren Beginnings

Sign Up for Barren Beginnings at Open Enrollment on Thursday, March 9th! 

Open Enrollment for the 2017-18 School Year is Thursday, March 9th from Noon-6pm! We are looking forward to seeing the FACES of the FUTURE at each school! Enroll early! 

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Attention parents of incoming kindergarten & 1st grade students - a recent change in Kentucky Law has amended KRS 158.030 to say that beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, any child who is five (5) years of age, or who may become five (5) years of age by August 1, may enter a primary school program.    This date change will impact students who have birth dates between Aug 2 and Sept 30.    If your family is impacted, please review the attached petition for consideration for early enrollment (click here to access the form).    

- See more at: http://www.barren.kyschools.us/News/openenrollment#sthash.UrbQTa54.LH1eZyXC.dpuf

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Ready, Set, Grow is teaming up with Book Sprouts to offer FUN LEARNING EVENTS for your 3-5 year old! See details below!

 Ready Set Grow

Sign your child up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and they will receive FREE books, delivered right to your door! Click the link below for more information. 


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library


Scroll down for pictures of the first-ever Inter-generational Learning Room at NCH Healthcare! Great things are happening at BC PK! 

Welcome to the Barren County Preschool Webpage

Cynthia York, Director of Special Programs

Kathy Burris, Teacher Consultant




The current preschool calendar for all preschool sites in Barren County can be located on the following page - click here

Governor's Office of Early Childhood - Preschool Information and Monthly Newsletter


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The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University has provided a six-part video series to help educators and parents learn practical, easy-to-implement strategies to support young children in the development of critical thinking skills.  Click HERE to view! 


The Inter-Generational Learning Room at NHC Healthcare was a big success! This partnership is a Win-Win for the residents of NHC and for our preschool students at North Jackson! 






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