Children that are 3-5 years old and that live in the Ottawa Elementary school district are able to enroll in our preschool program. You must attend a preschool screening and meet at-risk criteria through our office or the L.E.A.S.E office. We hold screenings every month. Please contact Jenny at the Main office to set up a screening at 815-313-3926.
Our program runs 5 days a week, and we have Morning and Afternoon Sessions for 2 1/2 hours. Our Preschool works with daycares for bussing needs. We also transition students from Early Intervention into the preschool program, continuing with any services needed. We have 9 sections of half day preschool, 1 section of developmental preschool, and 1 section of full day preschool.
If you are interested in applying for the Full Day Preschool Program, there is a separate application process for this classroom.
Things you should know before applying:
- Your Child must be 4 years old*
- Your child must attend a screening
- There is a phone or face to face interview required to see if you meet the eligibility criteria, which includes Income Verification and other guidelines.
*Most students in class are 4 years old - we will take three year olds on a case by case basis.