Early Childhood

Danville District No. 118 Early Childhood Programs

Description:

Recent brain research indicates that the early years prior to formal schooling are years of continued brain growth and development. This means that the environment and experiences of a child from birth through the age of 7 or 8 stimulate and nurture the continued development of the brain.

The success of a child learning to read and count in kindergarten is directly related to those preschool experiences. Danville Public Schools is committed to providing a nurturing preschool environment that will challenge the children to optimal brain development and future classroom success.

The Pre-K Program in Danville Public Schools consist of the following components designed to help each child develop the readiness skills necessary for success in the formal setting of kindergarten.

  • Prekindergarten Screening Days- These events help to identify whether a child who is 3-5 years old qualifies for the Pre-K program and whether he/she may need further evaluation for special education services. The screening days at the Village Mall also include the opportunity for children 0-3 to be screened for possible involvement with one of our infant toddler programs .

  • Prevention Initiative/ Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Programs- These programs provide parent education for opportunities for families of children pre-born through 3 years old in their own homes and at group events with other families who are involved in the program. 

  • Preschool for All- This program provides half-day, language and literacy rich, classroom experiences for children who are 3-5 years old. These developmentally appropriate experiences are designed to help the child develop to his/her fullest potential and enter kindergarten ready to learn. 

For further information about either of these programs, please call the Pre-K office at 444-3266 or you may e-mail Kathy Schluter at schluterk@danville118.org or Kimberly Johnson at johnsonk@danville118.org.

 

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