• A Note From The Principal


    Thank you for your interest in our pre-kindergarten program. We believe that early education is most important for a child’s school success. We are proud to be part of the Bentonville School District and work daily to create a high quality program, “Where Excellence Begins.”


    Our students engage in rigorous learning opportunities through purposeful play and exploration. Our staff strive daily to grow and develop our young learners’ cognitive ability, their social-emotional wellness, and their creativity. We pledge to model and teach life skills such as Following Instructions, Functional Communication, Tolerance and Friendship to our learners. 


    Every day our students and staff follow our PAWS Pledge:

    We are the Tennie Russell Explorers! We will:

    Practice kindness

    Ask for help

    Work hard

    Stay Safe


    Families are partners of our school and can support learning from home by reading books, playing games, talking to their children about their school day, and modeling the life skills and PAWS pledge at home. 


    We are honored to serve our students, families, community partners and staff. Together we are enough and can make great things happen in the early learning years. 

    Lori Passmore, Principal