Early Childhood

(Pre-K to First)

Preschool is a FREE collaborative program between Nicholas County Schools, Nicholas County Community Action Head Start, and Friends-R-Fun Childcare Center. Preschool is offered in six of our nine elementary schools and one childcare center.

Preschool will operate five days per week, Monday through Friday, at Gauley River Elementary and Summersville Elementary. All other sites attend four days per week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Students attend for a minimum of 6 hours and 15 minutes daily. Delays and Early Dismissals follow the county schedule.

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Registration for Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year is OPEN!

Please watch for 2024-25 registration information to be shared around February 2024.

You are welcome to complete an online application for Preschool or Kindergarten below OR print, mail or email. Information is located on the top of each printable application.  You can choose to enroll your child on the online form or print and mail in the registration, you do not need to complete both. 

Also, there will be two in person registration events in March 2023. You may print and bring your application in to register. Check out the flyer below for details.

 New! Preschool Registration Online Form 2023

If you would like to apply for preschool, please call 304-872-1162, ext. 2.

Print a preschool application to mail in: 
New! Preschool Registration Mail-In Printable Form 2023

*If your child is a current Nicholas County Schools preschool student they will register for kindergarten with their preschool teacher.  They do not need to complete the form or links below. The registration below is only for incoming students who do not attend a county preschool program.

 Kindergarten Registration Online Form 2023
Print a Kindergarten Registration Form or a KinderBoost Enrollment Form to mail in: 
New! Kindergarten Registration Mail In Form 2023

Click here: KinderBoost Enrollment Form- Summer Program for Upcoming K Students: please return this form to your child's school.

KinderBoost Schedule 2023:

July 10-14: GRE, Zela (July 10-13)

July 17-21: CRE, GCE, MLE

July 24-28: MNE, PCE, SES

BRE- no KinderBoost program

The application is not considered complete until you have submitted the requested documents indicated as instructed on the application.  

Request information in advance from doctor/dentist. They often have a waiting period.  Requests for a State Certified Birth Certificate can take a few weeks and it is best to request in advance.  The printable birth certificate request form is located along the right of this screen, if needed. 

Registration Flyer