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Porter-Leath Preschool brings vital early childhood education and family services to over 5,000 children and families in Shelby County each year. Preschool encompasses several components, including Early Head Start, Head Start, Pre-K and more. Porter-Leath is the grantee for Early Head Start in Shelby County and is the sole contractor for Head Start for grantee Shelby County Schools. Preschool's goal is to ensure that every child is kindergarten ready, both academically and socially.

Reflecting the agency's goal of top quality programming, Porter-Leath Preschool centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and maintain 3-star recognition from the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

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Early Head Start

Children ages birth to 3 years in Shelby County

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Head Start

Children ages 3 to 5 years in Shelby County 

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Four Year Old students in the Achievement School District

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Why Preschool?

Urban Child Institute Infographic: Infographic: Pre-K Matters

Your monthly gift provides on-going program support!

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$5 -   New gross motor skill toy monthly for one classroom
$10 - New book monthly for one classroom 
$25 - Field trip for one classroom
$50 - Teacher supply kits for enhanced learning activities
$75 - Parent training classes and recognition