Part-Day Preschool runs 3 hours a day on the school-year calendar, with morning and afternoon classes, 8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30. The Part-Day Program is open every day that Wheatland schools are open -- to view the Part-Day Preschool calendar click here.
Please click on the link below to check your family size and monthly income.
** New Guidelines as of July 1, 2017 **
Subsidy Guidelines Click Here. ***If you do not qualify for Subsidized Preschool you may be eligible for our Private Pay Option.
The Private Pay Fees for 2017/2018 will be:
3 days a week = $290.70 a month; 4 days a week = $382.50 a month; 5 days a week = $459.00 a month.
Please fill out the Registration Packet and make an appointment in order to Register your child for Preschool.
The packet must be complete and items on the first page of the packet must be available the day of your appointment in order for your child to be registered.
The children enrolled in our Part-Day class receive:
Core learning - literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, dramatic play, computers, blocks, health & safety, outdoor play
One paid staff member to 8 children (1:8 ratio) -- always overseen by a lead teacher (privately-licensed preschools have a 1:12 ratio)
Our standards-based literacy curriculum is Building Language for Literacy by Scholastic. Our experiences and objectives are:
Oral language/vocabulary development
Concepts of print
These standards are achieved through hands-on exploration and teacher-guided activities. These activities are built around learning themes that use a project-based approach. We utilize class field trips and small group outings to investigate our projects. Field trips are the "leading event" into a project. The field trips facilitate and enhance meaningful play. These topics may include but are not limited to:
Our standards-based math curriculum is Pre-K Math by McGraw Hill. Our experiences and objectives are:
parent handbook that includes topics such as program philosophy, goals and objectives, activities, eligibility criteria and priorities for enrollment, fee requirements if applicable, and due process procedures
open door policy that encourages parents to participate in the daily activities whenever possible
2 parents conferences regarding assessment of child's progress with a written report
opportunity to give feedback through parent review on preschool program