• Bentonville Public Schools Pre-K Programs
    Providing high quality preschool education for children ages 3-5

    Bentonville Public Schools Pre-K Programs Offer:

    • High quality care at NO COST to eligible families.
    • Developmental, Hearing and Vision screenings
    • Low teacher-student ratios (1-10), classroom size of 20 children
    • Afterschool programs dependent upon location
    • Priority enrollment for Bentonville residents
    • Federal Food Program approved Breakfast, Lunch and afternoon Snack
    • Developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the Arkansas Early Childhood Educa-tion Frameworks and focuses on development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively
    • Staff who continuously acquire 30+ hours of professional development each year including CPR and First Aid.
    • Services that garnered a 3 out of 3 star rating from the state of Arkansas’ Better Beginnings Quality Rating System
    • Family resources such as Snack Packs for Kids, parent educational meetings, TIPS for Great Kids, and referrals to local agencies when needed

    Why Preschool Counts Kids Hands Picture Research shows that a child’s early care and education play a critical role in a child’s brain development. The developing brain is affected by every experience and interaction, both posi-tive and negative. Positive learning environ-ments for children produce tremendous brain development and positive, nurturing relation-ships at these early ages are essential for healthy social-emotional development.

  • Tennie Russell Primary School Picture Tennie Russell Primary School is an Arkansas Better Chance for School Success (ABCSS) Pre-K school. ABCSS is a state grant program that targets 3 & 4 year old children who live in families with incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

    Contact Information
    1110 Bella Vista Rd, Bentonville, AR 72712
    Phone: 479-696-3775
    Fax: 479-271-1177
    Principal: Lori Passmore
    Registrar: Tammy Hanna 

    • Enrollment for 260 preschool children, with priority given to children who will be 4 on or before August 1st. Those who will be 3 are enrolled as space allows.
    • A P-4 licensed, certified Teacher and a degreed or credentialed Assistant in each classroom
    • Pre-K instruction for 178 school days following the Bentonville Public District Calendar
    • An on-site school registered nurse
    • A free before-school program to meet family needs., 7:30-8:10.
    • Classroom schedules are 8:10-3:10.
    • An afterschool program for 4 year olds that is open until 5:30pm for a cost of $55.00 per week, per child

     

  • Wildcat Way Picture Wildcat Way Pre-K is an income-based program funded through the Endeavor Foundation.

    Contact Information:
    Administrative Office:
    402 NW 2nd Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
    Phone: 479-254-5040
    Fax: 479-271-1133
    Director of Early Childhood: Deb Kee
    Registrar: Niki Nichols

    • Enrollment for 40 preschool children ages 3-4 on or before August 1st.
    • An Early Childhood degreed Lead Teacher and a degreed or credentialed Assistant in each classroom
    • Pre-K instruction for 178 school days following the Bentonville School District Calendar
    • Classroom schedules are 7:30am—2:30pm.

     

  • Central Pre-K Picture Central Pre-K is an income-based program supported by Child Care Development Funding (CCDF) through the Arkansas Division of Early Childhood.

    Contact Information:
    Administrative Office:
    402 NW 2nd Street, Bentonville, AR 72712
    Phone: 479-254-5040
    Fax: 479-271-1133
    Director of Early Childhood: Deb Kee
    Registrar: Niki Nichols 

    • Enrollment for 40 preschool children ages 3-4 on or before August 1st.
    • An Early Childhood degreed Lead Teacher and a degreed or credentialed Assistant in each classroom
    • Pre-K instruction for 178 school days following the Bentonville School District Calendar
    • Two different classroom schedules to meet families’ needs: 7:30-2:30 or 8:00-3:00.
    • An afterschool program (Cub Club) that is open until 5:30 pm for a cost of $55.00 per week, per child.