EARLY CHILDHOOD & PRESCHOOL

  • EarlyChildhood Early Childhood Education in District 11 is a high quality program designed to serve our youngest learners, including children with special needs.  Through partnerships we offer a preschool program in most elementary schools and some community sites.  Students who are three or four years of age by October 1 may be eligible for attendance.  We also offer infant-toddler services for teen parents. Please, call 520-2540 for more information

    -Kathy Howell, Early Childhood Facilitator 

    Mission

    The mission of Early Childhood Services is to provide the highest quality developmentally appropriate programs for children birth to kindergarten.  The quality of life for a child and the contributions the child makes to society as an adult can be traced back to the first few years of life. 

    From birth to five, a child undergoes tremendous growth and change.  If this period of life includes support for growth in cognition, language, motor skills, adaptive skills and social-emotional functioning, the developmental foundation for a child is laid and that child is more likely to succeed in school.

    Learning begins at birth and early childhood should be included as a core component in the educational system to prepare children for success as they enter the PK-12 system. Parental involvement is essential for children to ensure success in school.

    Belief Statements              

    • Children with disabilities, as well as those with educational risk factors are welcome to attend on a space available basis.
       
    • Preschool students should be able to attend the same elementary sites as their siblings.
       
    • It is important to blend typical peers with children who have disabilities to provide for the least restrictive environment.
       
    • Preschool curriculum should be aligned to early learning standards.
       
    • Community partnerships are an integral part of the D-11 preschool program.  These sights are located in local child care partnerships. 
    • Full day programming through community partnership sites is necessary for some families.
     
     

Early Childhood Facilitator

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