Title 1 Preschool

The Title 1 early childhood classroom is a half-day program that runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for 3 hours each day.  The Title 1 program is a readiness program for three, four and five year olds who are in need of an educational experience to prepare them in the areas of cognitive, literacy and social development prior to entering kindergarten. It is a requirement for children to be fully potty-trained and must turn 3 by July 31st of any given school year. The preschool classroom follows the Missouri Pre-K Standards and Creative Curriculum. Daily activities in the classroom include:

  • Circle time with calendar work
  • Hand-writing Without Tears
  • Development of social-emotional skills reinforced and practiced daily
  • Weather work with a "meteorologist" who reports the weather
  • Music and movement activities
  • Literacy activities – includes reading and discussing stories (fiction, science, social studies and nonfiction text) looking for connections, character changes, and cause and effect
  • Jolly Phonics listening and written activities for letter of the week
  • Outside gross motor time
  • Shared reading of nursery rhymes and finger plays, which the students act out 

Families interested in the Title 1 preschool classroom can click the link below to start the application process:


Families are enrolled based on high needs criteria and first come, first serve basis. Enrollment starts the spring prior to the following school year and intermittently throughout the year as openings become available.