Welcome to the Preschool page

Kim Johnson, Preschool Director

Clarita Murphy, Office Manager

Office Location Simmons Elementary 830 Tyrone Pike Versailles KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4699 Fax: 859-873-1328 email: preschool@woodford.kyschools.us

Our Program:

The Woodford County Preschool provides half-day (3 hour) preschool classes four days a week with classrooms in all 4 of the Woodford County elementary schools. Preschool classes are held Monday-Thursday. Friday is utilized for screenings, teacher planning, home visits, parent teacher conferences, and staff training.

The preschool program is provided free to 3- and 4-year-old children who live in Woodford County and have been identified as having a developmental delay. The program is also provided free for children who will turn 4 years old by August 1 of the current school year and meet income guidelines. Transportation will be provided free to children who have delays or meet income guidelines.

Woodford County also offers a high-quality and well-rounded preschool experience fee-paying option for 4-year-olds who turn 4 before August 1 and do not meet eligibility for free preschool services. Fee-paying slots are limited in number and assigned on a first-come first-served basis after eligible children have been placed.

Preschool registration requires completing both the Preschool Pre-Registration Form and the Woodford County Schools Online Registration. Potential preschool students should also attend a screening. To start the enrollment process click here.


Preschool Screenings will be held at Simmons Elementary on the following days:

2023-2024 School Year Screenings: (Dates are subject to change)

  • August 16, 2023

  • November 3, 2023

  • January 4, 2024

  • March 15, 2024

  • May 20, 2024 (pop-up screening) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at Woodford County Library- Main Branch, Versailles.

* Our staff will work with your schedule if you cannot attend regularly scheduled screening events.

Appointments are required and students must be at least 3 years old to be screened. Screenings take approximately 1 hour. You can click here to request an appointment or send the child's name, birthdate, and parent contact information to: preschool@woodford.kyschools.us or call 859-879-4699.

Please see the short video below explaining our screening process.

If your child already receives therapy (speech, OT, PT, etc.) contact our office to see if your child needs a screening.

Check out this video explaining all about screenings.

Preschool Fun!
Register For Preschool

To Register for Preschool, you MUST complete the following 2 forms:

1. Preschool Pre-Registration Form; and

2. Woodford County Schools Online Registration.

Click here for the Preschool Pre-Registration Form. The District Online Registration form is located on the Woodford County Schools homepage in the ONLINE Registration box. Preschoolers should be added at the same time when registering siblings in other grades.

The Preschool Pre-Registration contains information specific to preschool that is not on the District Online Registration. Failure to complete both forms may delay your child's start in preschool.


In the event of an NTI day on a Preschool instruction day (Monday-Thursday), click on the link below for the 2023-24 NTI work packet.