Sumner County Schools

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Sumner County does not offer regular education preschool programs.  In Tennessee, preschool age children are not required to attend public schools.  Please contact Mid-Cumberland Head Start at 615-451-9804 or 615-451-0323 for information about available preschool programs.

Sumner County does offer special education classes for students ages 3-5 who meet Tennessee State Department of Education criteria for a developmental delay or disability.

In addition, to the preschool classrooms in Sumner County, Speech and/or Language Therapy is available at Preschool Language Centers.  These services are offered to preschool age children who meet Tennessee State Department of Education criteria for Speech and/or Language delays.

If you suspect that your preschool age child may have a speech, language, or developmental delay, please call 615-348-4404 to make a referral.  You may also make a referral via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thirteen of our special education preschool classes are blended classrooms where there are four (4) typically developing peers placed to serve as language and social models.  If you are interested in learning more about the selection process, please click the link below. 


Typical Peer Program


 Applications to be selected for a classroom screening will be accepted beginning in January 2018.  

The Early Learning Developmental Standards can be reviewed here: 


Sumner County Schools is a collaborative culture of high performing students, teachers, and school communities.