United Way of South Mississippi

Welcome to the PreK4Ward 2023 Application!

Students must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023 to be considered for Prek4Ward.
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted until April 14, 2023.
Attendance at four Parent Education courses provided by United Way of South Mississippi (UWSM) is a requirement of the program.
** Due to the limited number of spaces, preregistration is not a guarantee of placement in a classroom.**
PreK4Ward is a tuition free program; however, a $250 registration fee is required at final registration. This fee covers classroom supplies.
Complete Current Address (No P. O. Boxes)

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School District of Residence- Students attending PreK4Ward must live in either the Harrison County School District or the Gulfport School District. Families living within the city school districts of Biloxi, Long Beach and Pass Christian or surrounding counties are NOT ELIGIBLE for this program. The only exceptions are children of active-duty military and out of district children may attend PreK4Ward in the school district where a parent is employed.
Harrison County School District students indicate in order of preference your top three PreK4Ward locations from the following drop down boxes. The first choice should be the school zone in which your child will attend elementary school, unless there is specific reason for a different selection.
**Please note that the classroom locations is based on prior years. 2023 -2024 locations will not be finalized until May of 2023**
Gulfport School District School Selection (only BVE is available)
Does your child have any diagnosed special medical or developmental needs?

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All students must be toilet trained - This is mandatory to attend PreK4Ward Program
My child resides within the boundaries of the school district selected or meets one of the above listed exceptions.
I have read and I understand the information provided on United Way of South Mississippi's website outlining the requirements and obligations of enrolling my child in the Prek4Ward Program. ** Please do not pre-register your child without reviewing the pickup and drop off times shown in the FAQ section.**
I acknowledge that all of the information I have provided on this application is true and accurate.
Once your application is submitted you will recieve a message indicating that application has been recieved. Please only hit submit once, the system will take a few seconds to process the application.
Upon submission of your application you will also recieve an email within 2 business days to the email address provided confirming that the application was recieved by UWSM. Please check your spam folder if you do not see that email.
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