Pre-K Early Learning

  •    Students on the waitlist that are enrolled during the school year must provide the following up to date documentation:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Alabama Immunization record/shots
    • Proof of residency for the Phenix City school district/Alabama (utility bill)


    Pertaining to supplies, recommended items for the school year are:
    • Book Bag (No Wheels)
    • Small Pillow
    • Small Blanket
    • Complete Change of Clothes
    Please place the child’s name on all supplies.

  • The Phenix City School District has two campuses that serve 4 year-olds.

    Phenix City Early Learning Center, 1014 Ingersoll Drive ~ 334-298-1418 

    Creekside Early Learning Center, 2703 40th Street ~ 334-291-2017

    Is my child eligible?

    • My child turned 4 years-old prior to September 1, 2022.
    • I live within the Phenix City School district. (We do not accept transfers for the Pre-K program.)

    How do I register?

    1. Visit the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education website. 2022-23 applicants will go to  2022-23 Pre-K Pre-Registration to register.
    2. Complete the application carefully and select either Phenix City Early Learning or Creekside Early Learning.
    3. Respond to all emails from the district coordinator, Antonio Griffin, within 3 days. Check your email SPAM folder regularly.
    4. Pre-Registration runs from January 15 till March 6. The lottery for both sites will take place a week later. 

     Important to know:

    • Parents provide transportation to and from school.
    • We provide free breakfast each day. Lunch prices vary based on family income. For the 2021-22 school year breakfast and lunch for the state of Alabama schools are free.
    • Parents must complete at least 12 volunteer hours during the year.
    • Students must be potty trained.


Courtney Thornton