Mrs. Shelene Anderson
PreK Instructor
B.S., Tennessee Tech University
email: sanderson@vanburenschools.org

Mrs. Kristy Dyer
PreK Instructor
M.A., Tennessee Tech University
email: dyerkvanburenschools.org

Mrs. Jacqueline Miller
PreK Instructor
Ed.S., Tennessee Tech University
email: millerj5@vanburenschools.org


The Early Bird Preschool is an inclusive Program that serves 4 year old children. Three year old children that have special needs will receive services as provided by their IEP. All children must be residents of Van Buren County and be four years old by the 15th of August. We cannot accept children that are 5 years of age unless they have an IEP.


1. Child's State Birth Certificate (NO MOTHER'S COPY)
2. Child's Social Security Card
3. Preschool Immunization Certificate
4. Proof of Physical (After 1/2019)
5. Proof of Income

Updated as of July 2019


2 small blankets or beach towels
1 small pillow (optional)
Complete Change of Clothing (will need to be changed with the seasons)
4 glue sticks
2 boxes of baby wipes
1 Pkg. 3 oz. Dixie Cups
2 rolls of paper towels
3 container of Clorox wipes

Updated as of July 2019


Breakfast and afternoon snack will be served at the preschool. Breakfast will be served from 7:45 to 8:15 A.M. Lunch will be eaten at Spencer Elementary. Free or reduced lunch forms are available and should be completed as soon as possible. Free or reduced meals do not include snack.

Parents may be asked to provide a snack for their child's class on occasion. Parents will be informed when a snack is needed. Please do not make cake or cookies, or send candy to school unless there is a special occasion such as a birthday. This should be discussed in advance with your child's teacher.

If school opens 2 hours late for any reason, breakfast will not be served.


Free Breakfast & Lunch for all school children. CEP (Community Eligibility Provision Program)
Snacks are $10.00 per month and must be paid in advance.

Pricing subject to change per State Mandates.

FIELD TRIPS 2020-2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are no off-campus field trips planned for the 2020-2021 school year.