The Washington County Title I Preschool Program helps to insure that children enter into Kindergarten ready to learn. Both small group and individualized instruction focus upon the development of the child as a whole. The program stresses learning to work and play with others and the development of early literacy skills. The program also provides a strong phonemic awareness base in at-risk children. Kindergarten readiness is further developed through early mathematics explorations, music and movement, art, scientific investigation, dramatic play, and indoor/outdoor activities.
Preschool children adjust to a daily routine, develop tolerance and respect for others, and learn to use school materials. Children who attend preschool adapt more quickly to kindergarten and experience greater success in the early grades. The school division maintains a preschool program in each elementary school for children who are four years old.
To qualify for the preschool program, a child must be four years old on or before September 30th. Children are screened at The Kidz Place and selection for the program is based on a readiness screening and availability at the schools. You must show proof a physical address at the time of the screenings and for 2017 forward proof of income is needed.
After being accepted into the program, parents must bring a copy of an up-to-date physical form, immunization record and birth certificate to the school.
For help in getting a copy of your child's birth certificate, click here.