About Early Childhood

Haysville Early Childhood provides a half-day Pre-Kindergarten experience for children who live in the Haysville school district, meet the state At-Risk guidelines and will reach age four on or before August 31. We also provide special education services for those children who qualify, once they reach three years of age. In addition, there are a limited number of openings for children age four on or before August 31 who do not meet the eligibility criteria for either the At Risk or special education program. Most children who participate in our Pre-Kindergarten program must complete a Count Your Kid In screening prior to enrollment.

A majority of our Pre-K classrooms are inclusive and blended, meaning they include children of different ages and developmental levels. Some of our students participate in a special programs Pre-K classroom and some of our students receive direct Speech only services on an out-patient basis.

A Day at Pre-K

A day in Pre-K includes engaging large and small group activities with songs, rhymes, stories, calendar time, and an introduction to the alphabet, letter sounds, colors, shapes, numbers and patterning. Learning centers provide children opportunities to participate in enrichment activities that build on the skills taught during large and small group. The children develop reading, writing, math and motor skills along with creative expression through art and dramatic play. Classroom activities also allow children opportunities to problem-solve, share and develop positive social skills.

Our Curriculum

Curriculum in the Early Childhood Program is aligned with the Kansas Early Learning Standards and with the Haysville Kindergarten curriculum to help students learn the skills they need to be ready for Kindergarten and to facilitate a smooth academic transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten.

Our Staff

Our Pre-K teachers have college degrees and are licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education. Para-educators assist teachers in each classroom to create fun, supportive environments which encourage children to learn and grow. To help promote the success of each child, we believe our staff need to be life-long learners also. All of the early childhood staff annually participate in a minimum of twenty inservice hours.

 

 In Search of 4 Year Olds

The Haysville Early Childhood Program has a limited number of openings in our 4 year old At-Risk program. If your child will be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2017 and any of the following apply to your family, please call our office at 316-554-2233 for more information regarding Pre-K.

  • Custodial parent is unmarried at time of enrollment.
  • At least one parent was 19 years of age or younger when the child was born.
  • Family qualifies for the Child Nutrition Program (free/reduced lunch program).
  • Referred by SRS.
  • At least one parent lacks a high school diploma or GED.
  • Child has a mild developmental delay in at least one area of development (speech, motor, academic concepts, behavior). Determined during Count Your Kid In screening.
  • The child speaks a language other than English as their preferred language.
  • At least one parent is on Military active duty.

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Count Your Kid In Clinic

Free Screenings

Haysville USD 261 offers free monthly developmental screenings for Haysville School District residents with children ages birth to 5 through our collaboration with Parents as Teachers. Count Your Kid In Clinics screen children in the areas of speech and language, hearing, vision, academic concepts and motor skills. This screening helps identify concerns and is required for most children wanting to enroll in the Haysville Early Childhood Program. For more information or to schedule a screening call, 316-554-2233.

  2016-2017 Screening Dates

 

Pre-K Class Times

AM Session

8:25 AM-11:25 AM

PM Session

12:50 PM-3:50 PM

Contact Us

Haysville Early Childhood

1745 W. Grand
Haysville, KS 67060

 Tel: 316-554-2233
 Fax: 316-554-2272

Office Hours

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

Director:

Jetta Williams
email: jwilliam@usd261.com

Secretary:

Jennifer Schroeder
email: jschroed@usd261.com