Extended Day Preschool

student teacher and preschool students learning

The Charles City Community School District is excited to expand our preschool program for the 2016-17 school year by offering expanded educational opportunities for students and convenience for parents. 

Investing in our children’s development from the earliest age is one of the most important contributions we can make as parents. 

Family Option 1: Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP)
Time: 8 AM - 11 AM or Noon - 3 PM
Days: Monday - Friday
Charge: no charge
Meal: Breakfast OR lunch

This is a half-day program. Parents will have the option of a morning class (8 AM - 11 AM) or an afternoon class (Noon - 3 PM). Preschool will be utilizing creative curriculum creating purposeful and productive learning experiences that help children grow in all areas. The goal is for children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners who work well with others.

Family Option 2: Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program with extended day
Time: 8 AM - 3 PM
Days: Monday - Friday
Charge: $150 / month 
Meal: Breakfast AND lunch

This is a full-day program. Parents will have the option of the morning class (8 AM - 11 AM) or an afternoon class (Noon - 3 PM) for SWVPP preschool - PLUS additional educational opportunities during the other half of the day children are with us. Our staff offers activity centers enhancing what the pre-school teachers teach in their classrooms. Children learn through activity centers and creative play designed to help develop their social skills. The children are free to make choices including, language, reading, art, math, science, and dramatic play centers, and rest. 

The Charles City preschool program is available for children who turn four-years-old on or before September 15, 2016. Preschool spots are limited to the first 60 students and priority enrollment and choice of morning or afternoon preschool will be given to families that register first. Registration forms should be downloaded, printed and returned to Washington Elementary School. 

Download the 2016-17 Charles City preschool registration form
There is no cost to register

Parents with questions or to request a tour of our preschool should e-mail or phone:

Kara Shannon, Washington Elementary School principal 
641-257-6570 or kshanno@charlescityschools.org

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