Emerson Preschool

Contact Emerson Preschool

1504 South Louisville Street
Starkville, MS  39759
Emerson Phone 662.324.4155

 Dr. Joan Butler, Director

Email: jbutler@starkville.k12.ms.us

Lauren Stegall,  Coordinator

email: lstegall@starkville.k12.ms.us


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Emerson Preschool is a licensed, fee-based preschool that provides  year-round comprehensive developmentally appropriate program for young children. Emerson is currently enrolling children ages 2 to 5.

The main goals of the program are:

  • to help children feel good about themselves and others
  • to become self-motivated learners
  • to gain firm positive attitudes for future learning

Classes provide an environment that encourages children to express themselves through language, art, movement, music, dramatic play, and social interaction.  There is also a strong emphasis on literacy skills for 3-5 year olds.

Emerson has a well-qualified administrative and instructional staff.  The Principal, Dr. Joan Butler, has more than 30 years in administration of early childhood programs as an early childhood teacher, coordinator, and principal.

Enrollment Options


Year-round,  Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Click here for Enrollment form and Records Needed for children.

Respite care

August through May, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 to 11:30 AM

After School

Kindergarten through 5th grade,  August through May
Monday through Friday, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

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