Hamblen County Department of Education
210 East Morris Boulevard
Morristown, Tennessee 37813
Preschool Program Information
Jump Start to Educational Excellence Hamblen County Schools Early Childhood Centers
Hamblen County Schools provides an exciting program of preschool education for four-year old students. Educators have long realized the importance of high quality preschool educational programs in helping children enter school ready to learn and optimize their full potential. The benefits of early childhood education impact the brain’s performance throughout life. Unfortunately, many children do not have the advantage of preschool. Educational research indicates that these children are more likely to repeat a grade, to not graduate, to qualify for special education, and to not attend college. Effective preschool programs can change these outcomes for all children. In order to better serve the needs of the community, the Hamblen County Board of Education opened its first early childhood program, Jump Start to Educational Excellence, on January 6, 2004, at Manley Elementary School. Through a combination of state funds along with the availability of tuition slots, preschool classes are now available at Manley, Russellville, Lincoln, West, and Witt. The program is designed to serve children who will be four years of age on or before August 31st for the current 2013-14 school year, and August 15th for every school year thereafter. Jump Start to Educational Excellence is a full day program staffed with certified teachers who are experienced in early childhood education.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in preschool, contact the school office.