Christine Coleman – email
Romayne Filges – email
618-346-6301 / 618-346-6372
CUSD 10 serves prekindergarten at-risk and early childhood special education 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.
Our 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, two half-day self-contained early childhood special education classes, and one all-day class. We also have a gym, sensory room, and a playground at each school that houses our early childhood programs.
PRESCHOOL FOR ALL (PRE-K AT-RISK) and PRESCHOOL FOR ALL-EXPANSION PROGRAMS
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.
Call Romayne Filges, Pre-K Secretary at (618) 346-6301 to schedule a developmental screening
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.
Contact Julie Murphy at (618) 346 6261 for more information.