Applications are now being accepted for our state-funded Early Learning program for 4-year-olds. Our other programs currently are full, but we are accepting names for a waiting list for the 2019-20 school year. Click here to begin the application process. Click here for step-by-step instructions for completing the application process. Once you’ve completed the application process, someone will be in touch with you after our elementary schools re-open July 22.
If you have questions, please call 316-218-4720 (Robert Martin Elementary) or 316-218-4830 (Prairie Creek Elementary) for assistance.
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.
Fee-Based Pre-Kindergarten Program provides a high-quality, school-based early learning education for preschool-aged children who are not eligible for the State-Funded or Early Childhood Special Education program in the Andover School District.
State-Funded 4-Year-Old At-Risk Program (No Cost and Limited Availability)
This state-sponsored program is based upon current evidence that children who are at risk benefit from being educated in a high-quality early learning program with their peers. Transportation is provided at no cost for this program.
Students must be 4 years old by Aug. 31 and must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
Early Childhood Special Education (No Cost)
Andover Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is designed for 3- and 4-year-olds who qualify for services in areas such as communicating, learning, hearing, seeing, moving or socializing, as well as peer models who assist with children with special needs. Transportation is provided for this program.
If you have concerns with your child in areas of cognition, motor, social, behaviors, adaptive/self-help or speech skills, the first step is to have your child attend a "Count Your Kid In" screening (CYKI). For more information or to schedule a screening, please call Butler County Special Education Interlocal at 316-775-6904.
Student peer models provide language and social modeling in the classrooms and are selected through a lottery system. Peer model tuition is $120 per semester and transportation is available for a fee. Peer models must meet the following criteria: