Program Information

  • Preschool Program Information:

     Enrollment Types: There are three types of enrollment for preschool programs.  Those include:

    1. Fee Based Peer Spots 
    2. Grant Funded Spots
    3. Special Education Services (Special Education service decisions are made on an individual basis by IEP teams.) 

    Programs Available: Three and Four year old programs are available.  All programs are half day.


    Attendance Days and Time:

    Attendance Days and Time

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE.  Beginning in August 2022, all preschool programs will be four days a week (Monday through Thursday) for 3 hours.

    Transportation: Transportation is not available for fee-based spots.  Transportation is available for grant funded spots and may be available for students receiving special education services (those decisions are made by IEP teams).

    Classroom Size: Classroom sizes range from 10 to 15 students with 2 to 4 staff members.

    Informacion en Espanol: Inscripcion Preescolar 2022


    Vision Statement 

    It is the vision of the USD 232 early childhood program, in cooperation with families, to create enthusiasm for lifelong learning where every child can learn in a rich and playful educational environment. 

    Philosophy

    Purpose - Early intervention provides basic foundations for a child's educational life experiences.  Our purpose is to promote a safe, nurturing, nonrestrictive educational environment while working collaboratively with staff, family and community.  Our program is designed to provide a positive experience to all children and their families, where their economic, cultural, and educational diversity is valued.

    Main Function

    Where children can develop necessary skills for lifelong learning in all areas (fine motor, cognition, gross motor, adaptive, social and communication) through developmentally appropriate activities, natural settings, peer interactions and play, supportive and positive partnerships between family, school and community, individualized supports and a smooth transition to kindergarten. 

    Population

    Our program serves children ages three to five who reside in USD 232 or children of USD 232 staff who are not kindergarten eligible.

    Outcomes

    The outcome of our program is to enhance confidence and competence of all children and their families through an inclusive setting that fosters successful development.

                                                                           

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