About the Program
The School District 308 Tuition-Based preschool program serves students from 3 to 5 years old. Acceptance to the tuition-based preschool program is through a lottery, and it is supported by a monthly tuition fee of $320.00.
Students of the Tuition, Preschool For All, and Special Education programs are placed in classrooms using a blended format. This means all three populations are represented in selected classrooms. Classroom teachers hold a Professional Educator License and endorsements in Early Childhood, Special Education, and English as a Second Language. Classrooms are supported by one teacher assistant and other support staff as needed.
All students experience the Creative Curriculum, a scientifically researched-based preschool curriculum. The philosophy of this curriculum is learning through play. Teachers utilize direct instruction and at least one hour of student-directed play at learning centers. Teachers assess students’ progress and note students’ interests to tailor learning activities to meet the needs of all children. SD308 curriculum and resources are aligned from Early Childhood – Grade 12.
The program consists of two daily sessions Monday through Friday. Students attend the first session from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or the second session from 11:45 a.m. -2:15 p.m. Early Childhood students do not attend on any shortened district attendance days. Early Childhood classrooms are located at the Brokaw Early Learning Center and inside multiple elementary schools. Assigned locations are based each student’s home address.
Transportation to and from school can be provided for an additional cost.
Parents interested in the program must complete an Interest Submittal Form. The Interest Submittal Form is posted on the District website at www.sd308.org. Parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Monday, February 26th at the Brokaw Early Learning Center if they have additional questions.
Families who have been selected through the lottery will receive a registration packet with all necessary information needed to register their child. Parents will be asked to supply the first month’s tuition payment of $320.00 at the time of registration. Students who were not initially selected for the program will be put on a waiting list to be called if space becomes available.
- February 26th Informational meeting and tour at Brokaw Early Learning Center – 5:30 pm
- March 6th Interest Submittal Forms due
- March 9th Parents notified regarding program placement
- April 5th New Student Registration Day
- April 12th New Tuition Student Registration Deadline
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