Polk County Schools has begun accepting applications for its preschool program for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Families can complete applications online this year by visiting the Polk County Schools preschool program webpage. Families can also pick up applications at any elementary school or Stearns Education Center in Columbus.

Any child who turns four before August 31, 2021 are eligible for the preschool program as well as a limited number of children who turn three before August 31, 2021.

For more information, call the Pre-Kindergarten office at 828.894.3051.