Applications for the district’s Pre-K Lottery will be open Feb. 17-March 6, 2020.
Please be aware that the number of lottery applications often exceeds the classroom space available at schools. The district typically receives about 2000 applications annually but only has space for about half that number of students. All applications are weighted equally regardless of when the online application is submitted.
Reading the information in this lottery application is extremely important. If read carefully, completing the application should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.
NOTE: The district’s pre-k program is reevaluated annually based on space availability, previous year’s enrollment, and staffing priorities.
The 2020 lottery notification will be April 2, 2020. This date is later than in year’s past due to a change in the way this district is preparing for and staffing for its Pre-K needs. If selected, parents will then complete an online enrollment application between April 6-17th.
Pre-K Programs Available
Pre-K programs are free, voluntary, space available programs. Classes are taught by an Early Childhood Certified teacher and each class has a teaching assistant. The maximum class size is 22 students. Please note that parents/guardians are responsible for bringing their children to school and picking them up. There is no bus transportation.
- A free, half-day program (offered only at Clyde Howell and First Christian Church). Students attend for 2 hours, 40 minutes in either the morning or the afternoon.
- A free full-day program (offered at all elementary schools with the exception of Russell Dougherty and Clegern). Students attend the entire day. Please note that arrival and dismissal times vary from site to site.
By law, children must be at least four years of age, but not older than 5 years of age, on or before September 1st of the enrollment year. There are no exceptions. Parents or legal guardians of students must be residents of the district.
Some district schools are considered early start schools, some are late-start schools. For Pre-K times, check with your individual school. Click here to view a list of all elementary schools.
Is My Child Ready for Pre-K?
Before/After Care Programs
To assist working parents, a few schools (not all) offer before/aftercare for a fee.
District & State Objectives for Pre-K
Four-year-olds are provided with developmentally appropriate learning experiences based on state developmental learning standards and guidelines.
Conscious Discipline is utilized for social-emotional development and self-regulation skills.
For more information on Pre-K programs, please contact either Elizabeth Ging at 340-2838 firstname.lastname@example.org.
or Dana Elkins at 340-2277 email@example.com.