Preschool For All
Information for the Fall 2018 School Year will be available in May, pending recompetition of state funds. Award notices will be issued in May, at which time districts will be notified of participation in the Preschool For All program.
Preschool For All is a state funded Early Childhood Program for students ages three through five designated as at risk of academic failure because of their home and community environment, are subject to such language, cultural, economic, and like disadvantages that they have been determined, as a result of a screening process, to be at risk of academic failure. Examples include but not limited to: free/reduced lunch for older siblings, public benefits or income based, health or medical needs, active duty military, developmental delays, English as second language, foster child, parent incarceration, unemployed or working multiple jobs to make ends meet, teen parent, low birth weight or premature birth.
Families interested in enrolling in the Preschool For All program may participate in a comprehensive screening process that includes registration paperwork with confidential family and demographic information, parental permisison to participate in the program, proof of income documentation, child developmental screeniong, and a home language survey. Other distict required documents are included in the application packet once determinbed the child is eligible. All information is helf strictly confidential and is used for determining weighted at risk factors as well as for state reporting. Families may qualify based on a variety of needs.
Weighted eligibility is determined as part of the comprehensive screening process. Children with highest needs are placed first and enrollment filled according to those needs. There is no cost to families for participating in Preschool For All.
2018-2019 School Year locations and hours will be determined upon receipt of funding by the Illinois State Board of Education.
2017-2018 School Year
Teachers: Amy Little and Rachel Shannon
Am Class: M-TH 8:45-11:30 and F 8:45-10:15
PM Class: M-TH 12:45-3:30 and F 11:30-1:00
Classes LOCATED at Marie Schaefer School for 2017-2018
Transportation: Family transported/ No bus transportation
Families needing additional full day care may be eligible to additionally enroll in the Tuition Preschool Classrooms for a discounted price. CHASI is accepted for qualifying families. For more infromation, please contact Gina Harding in the preschool office.