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Early Learning Services (Pre-K & Early Childhood Special Education)

Early Learning Services

 

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Early learning step by step instructions

Application information

  • Our programs are currently full for the 2020-21 school year, but we are accepting names for waiting lists. Please contact Prairie Creek Elementary at 316-218-4830 or Robert Martin Elementary at 316-218-4720 with questions.
  • Complete the Early Learning application for all the programs you are interested in except the ECSE program.
    • To apply for the ECSE program please contact Count Your Kid In to schedule a screening 
  • You should indicate your preferences when completing the application, which we take into consideration when placing students; however, we do not guarantee preferences will be met. 
  • While building preference will be considered, the district makes student placement decisions to create balanced programs to be meet the needs of students. 
  • A $50 application fee is required if a fee-based program is selected. 
    • Pay online at time of application or in person at either Prairie Creek or Robert Martin Elementary School by Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.
    • If applying for both state-funded and fee-based programs and accepted into the state-funded program, this $50 fee will be refunded.
    • Refunds are not available for those who receive a spot but choose not to take it. 
  • All students must reside within Andover Public Schools district boundaries, or be children of full-time employees of the district, Butler County Special Education Interlocal, Durham School Services or Opaa!  Transportation is not available for students who reside out of district.
  • A copy of a state certified birth certificate and proof of residency is required and can be uploaded with the application or delivered/ mailed to Prairie Creek Elementary or Robert Martin Elementary by Jan. 31, 2020. 
    • Proof of residency includes a current utility statement (gas, electric, or water) and homeowner/rental agreement.
  • Applications for the Role Model Program must be received by Jan. 24 for consideration. Applications for all other programs is ongoing.
  • You will be notified by email on Feb. 7, 2020, of your child’s placement. 

 

About our programs

Andover Early Learning Services provide a high-quality early learning experience for young children in the years before they are eligible to enter kindergarten. The outcome is for children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Early Learning Services are offered at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary. While building preference will be considered, the district makes student placement decisions to create balanced programs to best meet the needs of students.

Program details:

  • Certified teachers and highly-qualified support staff.
  • For the 2020-21 year, classes meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 
  • The morning session is from 8:45-11:45 a.m. and the afternoon session is 12:45-3:45 p.m. 
  • Students participate in library, art, music and physical education instructed by certified teachers.
  • Low student-teacher ratios.
  • All-day classes are not offered, and parents may not enroll their child in both the morning & afternoon sessions.

Half-Day, Fee-Based Pre-K for ages 3, 4 and 5

  • Students must be 3, 4 or 5 years old as of Aug. 31, 2020 and toilet trained.
  • If your child is currently in an Andover Fee-Based Pre-K program and want to continue participation, you will need to reapply each year. 
  • Spots are filled based on the timestamp on the application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee required by Jan. 31, 2020. If accepted into the program, this fee will be applied to the initial tuition payment. 
  • Tuition $300 per month. Initial payment of $250 will be due Feb. 28, 2020 (tuition minus application fee). This payment will cover August and September fees. Further tuition payments of $300 will be paid through bank drafts beginning Oct. 1, 2020.
  • Transportation is available for $250.00 per year for students who live and are transported within the Andover district.
    • If the $350.00 Family Transportation Fee is paid for two or more siblings in kindergarten through 12th grade, then the Pre-K sibling will be transported at no additional cost.
  • Sessions offered:
    • 3-year-olds AM only at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary
    • 4-year-olds AM & PM at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary
    • 5-year-olds PM only at Prairie Creek Elementary 
  • For the 2020-21 year, our half-day classes meet four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
    • Morning 8:35 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
    • Afternoon 12:30 p.m.-3:45pm

Half-Day, State-Funded Pre-K for 4-year-olds

  • Students must be 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2020, toilet trained, and must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
    • At least one parent was a teen at the time of the child’s birth
    • Lives in a single-parent household
    • Limited English proficiency
    • Meets criteria for Federal Free Lunch Program (verified in July, recommend assessing for possible developmental delay as a back-up qualifier)
    • Demonstrates lower-than-expected developmental progress (as determined by assessment)
    • Either parent lacks a high school diploma or GED
    • Department for Children and Families (DCF) referral (ex-foster care)
  • Spots are filled based on the timestamp on the application 
  • No application fee or tuition required
  • Transportation is available at no cost for students that live within the Andover district
  • AM and PM sessions offered at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary. 
  • For the 2020-21 year, our half-day classes meet four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
    • Morning 8:35 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
    • Afternoon 12:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
       

Half-Day, Fee-Based Peer Model Pre-K for children ages 3 ½ and 4

  • Must be 3 years and 6 months by Sept. 1, 2020 and toilet trained
  • Students to provide language and social modeling in Early Childhood Special Education classrooms
  • Must pass an assessment in areas of language, pre-academics, social, self-help, fine motor and gross motor skills
  • Spots are selected through a lottery system. 
  • $50 non-refundable application fee required by Jan. 31, 2020. If accepted into the program, this fee will be applied to the initial tuition payment. 
  • Tuition $150 per month. Initial payment of $100 will be due Feb. 28, 2020 (tuition minus application fee). This payment will cover August and September fees. Further tuition payments of $150 will be paid through bank drafts beginning Oct. 1, 2020.
  • Transportation is available for $250.00 per year for students who live and are transported within the Andover district.
    • If the $350.00 Family Transportation Fee is paid for two or more siblings in kindergarten through 12th grade, then the Pre-K sibling will be transported at no additional cost.
  • AM and PM sessions offered at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary. 
    • 3½ to 4-year-olds typically placed in the a.m, and 4-year-olds typically placed in the p.m.
  •  For the 2020-21 school year, our half-day classes meet four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
    • Morning 8:35 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
    • Afternoon 12:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

  • 3- and 4-year-olds who qualify for services in areas such as communicating, learning, hearing, seeing, moving or social emotional.
    • If you have concerns about your child’s development, take him/her to a Child Find screening.
      • For more information or to schedule a screening, please call Butler County Special Education Interlocal at 316-775-6904
  • Transportation is available at no cost for students that live within the Andover district
  • AM and PM sessions offered at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary. 
  • For the 2020-21 school year, our Half-Day Classes meet four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
    • Morning 8:35 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
    • Afternoon 12:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Contact Information

Andover Public Schools
1432 N. Andover Rd.
Andover, Kansas 67002
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Phone: 316-218-4660
Fax: 316-733-3604

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