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Don't forget to check out our programs for Birth to Three Years and Parents as Teachers.

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Whiteside Pre-Kindergarten

Whiteside offers a language based pre-school program for children whose families live in the Whiteside School District.  Our goal is to give children a boost in concepts, language, fine motor and gross motor skills before they reach kindergarten.   This program is free of charge to those who qualify.


Who Qualifies for Pre-Kindergarten?

Children must be at least 3 years old by September 1st.   There are no economic guidelines for services.   A variety of factors are considered when determining Pre-K placement.  First, your child must go through a screening process.

A team of teaching professionals conducts the screening.   They spend approximately 1 hour to determine if your child is functioning at his or her expected level.

If you are interested in Pre-K, it is best to bring your child to our summer screening.  We will determine our classes from this screening.   We will hold additional screenings monthly throughout the year.

The screening process is also free of charge for families in the Whiteside School District.

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Our Program Includes:

  • Monthly Newsletters to inform you of upcoming activities and events
  • Parent Meetings to provide information on topics such as parenting needs and story telling
  • Home Visits are scheduled to provide one on one attention to your questions and needs.
  • A Parent Lending Library that offers articles and books pertaining to children and family issues.
  • A developmentally appropriate classroom with a certified teacher and certified teacher's assistant.

When is Pre-K in Session?

Whiteside's Pre-K is a five-day a week program.  We hold 2 half-day sessions.  We will follow Whiteside's yearly school calendar.

What Should You Do if You are Interested?

Call Whiteside at 239-0000.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and describe our program more fully.


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Birth to Three Years Program

If your child is between the ages of 0-3, Whiteside offers a special program targeted for you.  If you are interested, please contact Whiteside at 239-0000.