You must bring the original and 2 copies of all documents to enroll your child!

Requirements for enrolling children in the Shelby County School Early Childhood Program:

  • The child must be present at screening
  • Certified copy of birth certificate (mother's copy not accepted)
  • Child's social security card (preferred, not required)
  • Copy of IEP (if applicable)
  • Child must live in Shelby County
  • Copy of child's insurance card
  • Parent's photo ID

Proof of Residence/Address

  • Bring at least 2 of the following possible documentation items:
  • Lease agreement in the parent/guardian name
  • Mortgage statement in the parent/guardian name
  • Parent/guardian driver’s license
  • MLGW or telephone bill
  • Any governmental or official court documents with parent/ guardian name and address (WIC, Families First, child support, etc.)
  • If proof is not in the parent/guardian name, a notarized Shared Residence Affidavit must be submitted along with the above documents
  • If lessor or homeowner does not reside in the home, a notarized letter from the lessor or homeowner must be submitted stating that they do not live in the home

Proof of Income

Possible documentation includes:

  • Check stubs that indicate previous 12 months income for all household members
  • 2016 W-2 form
  • 2016 income tax returns
  • Letter of termination of employment
  • Unemployment eligibility
  • Federal assistance eligibility letters, such as Families First/TANF, SSI
  • Child support, retirement verification, notarized letter from employer

Child’s Physical & Immunization Record

  • Must be current within the last 12 months
  • Must be valid – signed or stamped by the doctor or clinic (top right corner, section 1b, and bottom right, section 4)
  • IF a take-home report or a well-child printout is available from the doctor or clinic visit, please bring that with you

Child’s Dental Exam

  • If your child has had a dental exam within the last 12 months, please bring that record. Make sure it is signed by the dentist/clinic that performed the exam.