Preschool Program Application / Selection Process Underway

The Southern Boone County R-I Preschool’s application and selection process is currently underway. This is a program for 4 year olds. All potential applicants must be four by July 31st of the upcoming school year. Children who are eligible for Kindergarten are not eligible for this program.

Program Goal:
The Southern Boone County R-I Preschool strives to create a learning environment that empowers preschool children to be confident, successful and lifelong learners. We serve children with a variety of educational needs who benefit from a school experience before they enter Kindergarten.  Children will be selected based on information gathered from the following:

  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Parents as Teachers Screening (if applicable)
  • Input from other relevant sources (daycare providers, special service providers, etc.)

This is a half-day program for 4 year-olds that meets 5 days a week.  All potential applicants must be 4 by July 31st of the upcoming school year.  Children who are eligible for Kindergarten are not eligible for this program.  We have both a morning and afternoon session with a maximum of 25 students per session, divided between two classrooms . We offer a developmentally appropriate, standard-based curriculum that uses a thematic approach. Our goal is to help each child grow physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. 

  • Transportation is not provided. 
  • Doors open at 8:00AM/12:30PM. (No early arrivals)
  • Pick up times: 11:00AM/3:30PM. (No late pick-ups)
  • An adult must escort their child to and from the classroom upon arrival/pick up.

Application Process Timeline

  • Step 1: January 7th: Application process opens
  • Step 2: By February 25th: Applications due to Central Office and selection process begins
  • Step 3: Mid-March: Receive Acceptance Letter or Waiting List Letter
  • Step 4: Mid-April: Email communication of AM/PM Placements ***This will only be for families that received an acceptance letter.***

Application Process:

  • Parents must submit the application (please right click and open in a new tab) by February 25, 2022 .  The application contains information and questions about the child’s general background.  
  • Applications are reviewed by preschool teachers, director and building principal to identify children who meet the preschool program goal.  
  • Students are randomly selected to create a balanced classroom. Enrollment is limited and some students may be placed on a waiting list.  If a child is not selected for initial placement in the program, parents will be contacted as positions become available.  
  • All applicants will be notified regarding acceptance into the program around Mid-March.