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

Early Learning Services

 

Early Learning application

Application information

  • Online applications for Andover Early Learning Services for the 2021-22 school year are now open. Please complete the Early Learning application for all the programs you are interested in except the ECSE program. Click here to view our online orientation.
    • To apply for the Early Childhood Special Education Program, please contact Butler County Special Education Interlocal at 316-775-6904 and schedule a Child Find Screening.
    • NOTE: If you are interested in applying for the current school year (2020-21), please contact either Prairie Creek or Robert Martin elementary schools.
  • Please indicate your program preferences when completing the application. We take these into consideration when placing students; however, we do not guarantee preferences can be accommodated.
  • While location preference will be considered, Andover Public Schools will make student placement decisions that create balanced programs to meet the needs of students. 
  • 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! Food Management Inc. Transportation is not available for students who reside outside district boundaries.
  • A copy of a state certified birth certificate and proof of residency is required. This can be uploaded with the application or delivered/mailed to Prairie Creek Elementary or Robert Martin Elementary by Feb. 3, 2021. 
    • Proof of residency includes a current utility statement (gas, electric, or water) and homeowner/rental agreement.
  • Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for the Role Model Program must be received by Jan. 26 for consideration. Applications for all other programs are ongoing based on availability.
  • Email notifications about placements will be sent on Feb. 8, 2021.

About our programs
Andover Early Learning Services provide a high-quality educational 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. Click here to view an overview of program offerings.

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.
  • Half-day classes meet four days a week.
  • The morning session is from 8:35-11:50 a.m. and the afternoon session is 12:30-3:45 p.m. 
  • Students participate in library, art, music and physical education instructed by certified teachers.
  • Low student-teacher ratios.

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

  • Students must be 3, 4 or 5 years old as of Aug. 31, 2021, and toilet trained.
  • Current Early Learning students must re-apply each year to continue participation.
  • Spots are filled based on the order applications are received.
  • Enrollment fees are $300 per month. Initial payment of $300 will be due Feb. 26, 2021. This payment will cover August and September fees. Further fee payments of $300 will be paid through monthly bank drafts beginning Oct. 1, 2021.
  • Transportation is available for a fee for students who live and are transported within the Andover district.
  • Sessions offered:
    • 3-year-olds AM only at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary
    • 4-year-olds AM and PM at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary
    • 5-year-olds PM only at Prairie Creek Elementary 

State-Subsidized Pre-K for 4-year-olds

  • Students must be 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2021, 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 (eligibility determined by screening assessment)
    • 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 (eligibility determined by screening assessment)
    • Either parent lacks a high school diploma or GED
    • Department for Children and Families (DCF) referral (ex-foster care)
  • No fees required
  • Transportation is available for a fee for students who live in and are transported within Andover district boundaries. Free transportation may be available for those who qualify.
  • AM and PM sessions offered at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary. 

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

  • Must be 3 years and 6 months by Aug 31, 2021, 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.
  • Fees are $150 per month. Initial payment of $150 will be due Feb. 26, 2021. This payment will cover August and September fees. Further fee payments of $150 will be paid through monthly bank drafts beginning Oct. 1, 2021.
  • Transportation is available for a fee for students who live and are transported within the Andover district.
  • 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.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)

  • Offered to 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 for a fee for students who live in and are transported within Andover district boundaries. Free transportation may be available for those who qualify.
  • AM and PM sessions offered at Prairie Creek Elementary and Robert Martin Elementary.
     

Contact Information

Andover Public Schools
1411 N. Main St.
Andover, Kansas 67002
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Phone: 316-218-4660
Fax: 316-733-3604

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