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Preschool Jump Start Academy

Preschool Jump Start Academy

Caldwell County Schools is pleased to announce a new half-day preschool program for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, with priority being given to 3-year-olds. Jump Start Preschool Academy will be located at Whitnel Elementary School beginning in August 2023. Each slot will be for 2 half-days per week. Classes will be held in four cohorts: Monday/Wednesday mornings, Monday/Wednesday afternoons, Tuesday/Thursday mornings, or Tuesday/Thursday afternoons. On Fridays, a 20-minute Zoom session will be held for family fun activities. Our space is limited, so please apply now. 


As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email or call our Preschool Office and leave a voicemail at 828-726-3920  

Preschool Jump Start Academy Applications

To submit an Electronic Application:

Apply Online

To submit a Hard Copy:

To print out a paper copy application, refer to the bottom of this webpage. Fill out the application completely. Make sure to write your child's name at the top of each page you are submitting, including the other documents needed, such as the birth certificate and income documentation.       

Use one of the options below to submit your application:

  • Fax it to 828-757-0642
  • Scan and Email it to
  • Drop off at the Preschool Readiness Center Office or at any elementary school.
  • Mail it to Preschool Readiness Center, 332 Greenhaven Dr. NW, Lenoir NC 28645