Bentonville Public Schools Pre-K Programs Offer:
High quality preschool education for children ages 3-5 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
Federal Food Program approved Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Snack
Developmentally appropriate curriculum that meets the Arkansas Early Childhood Education Frameworks and focuses on development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively
Staff who continuously acquires 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
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 positive and negative. Positive learning environments for children produce tremendous brain development and positive, nurturing relationships at these early ages are essential for healthy social-emotional development.
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.
1110 Bella Vista Rd, Bentonville, AR 72712
Principal: Lori Passmore
Registrar: Tammy Hanna
Enrollment for 259 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.
Enrollment applications available online.
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., 7:15-8:00.
Classroom schedules are 8:00-3:00.
An afterschool program for 4-year-olds that is open until 5:30 pm for a cost of $55.00 per week, per child
Building Bridges Pre-K is an income-based program funded through the Endeavor Foundation and the Federal Pre-K program.
1701 NE Wildcat Way, Bentonville, AR 72712
Director of Early Childhood: Deb Kee
Registrar: Niki Nichols
Enrollment for 80 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 8:00am-3:00pm.
A free before school care program is offered from 7:15-7:45 am to meet the needs of families
An afterschool program (Cub Club) that is open until 5:30 pm for a cost of $55.00 per week, per child. You may choose to self-pay or use DHS child care vouchers.
You may apply for child care assistance through the Department of Human Services, 900 SE 13th Ct. Bentonville, AR.72712. Their contact number is 479-273-9011