These classrooms serve families of children 4 years of age. Classes meet four days a week for three hours a day. Each classroom is led by a team with a certified early childhood teacher and supported by highly trained assistant teachers, speech and language therapists, and bilingual support staff. Students who are accepted into this program are challenged to broaden their knowledge and strengthen their skills in a dynamic play-based environment.
This program is offered to Belton residence at no cost to students the year before kindergarten entry with priority placement going to “at risk” students. “At risk” qualification is based on a number of factors including developmental screening scores as well as environmental concerns. Student qualification is also based upon a rating scale that takes into account various “at-risk” factors. The intent of this program is to offer extra support to pre-kindergarten students experiencing a developmental delay in one or more areas. Bus transportation is available to qualifying students. The program meets four half days per week and is offered at no cost to families. Students qualifying for early childhood special education services may also be included within this class setting, Integrated ECSE Classroom. This program follows the attendance days of the elementary schools. Parents will be notified in case of any deviations from normal schedules.
8:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. or
12:20 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.