Visit our Unit 10 Pre-K/Early Childhood Website
District 10 currently serves early childhood special education students ages 3 to 5 and prekindergarten at-risk students ages 3 to 5.
Investing in early childhood education and a high-quality learning experience for our youngest and most at-risk learners generates long-term benefits and returns to students enrolled in the program as well as to the community. Research consistently demonstrates the value of early childhood education especially for students from disadvantaged environments.
Early childhood programs are housed at Kreitner, Renfro and Webster Elementary Schools..
The program provides a safe and optimum learning environment for our youngest students. We house two half-day Pre-K classes, two half-day blended Pre-K classes and two half-day self contained early childhood special education classes and one all day class. We also have a gym, sensory rooms, and a playground.
Preschool For All (Pre-K At-Risk)
Preschool for All serves children ages 3 to 5 years old who are screened and identified as not progressing at a rate anticipated for potential success in kindergarten due to one or more at-risk variables. At-risk factors can include delays identified on screening instruments in the area of intellectual processing, academics, speech/communication, social-emotional development, and/or motor development. In addition, family environmental factors such as low income, homeless, parent/sibling with disability, parent education level, family structure, non-English speaking household, and others are also considered when identifying at-risk eligibility. This program is funded with an Illinois State Board of Education Early Childhood Block Grant. Please call Romayne Filges, Pre-K Secretary at (618) 346-6301 to schedule a developmental screening appointment.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
District 10 is also required by state law to provide education to students ages 3 to 5 who have been identified as needing special education due to a disability. Please contact Julie Murphy at (618) 346 6261 for more information.
Prevention Initiative 0-3: A Parents As Teachers Program
Prevention Initiative offers parent-child interaction opportunities and child development information through weekly personal visits facilitated by our Parent Educators. Families also participate in group connections, parenting workshops and adult education opportunities. Families with children who are 0 to 3 years of age must meet special at-risk criteria. This program is funded with an Illinois State Board of Education -Prevention Initiative Grant. Please contact our Parent Educators by calling 618 346-6301 for screening and registration information.