About Play and Learn Preschool
Play and Learn Preschool is an inclusive program, located within West Elementary, which integrates children with special needs with their typically developing peers. Our program currently accepts children age three to five with transportation options, reduced tuition and scholarship opportunities. Play and Learn Preschool programming provides a structured, supportive environment where children can participate in a variety of activities appropriate to their developmental level. There are a variety of opportunities each child will experience that promote communication and language, build social skills, develop large and fine motor skills and increase their general knowledge. Children attending will also have access to pre-academics therefore, increasing their Kindergarten readiness.
Being an inclusive program in which children with special needs and typically developing children are educated together, there are many support staff associated with the program. Children attending our program benefit from services being provided by licensed early childhood teacher, early childhood special education teacher, communication specialist, occupational therapist, physical therapist and adaptive physical education teacher. In addition to these licensed staff, the program has educational assistants for those children that may need the extra support in the classroom environment.
Play and Learn Preschool goes above and beyond for families and children attending the program by providing a gym/playground, healthy snacks (fee associated with snacks), school nurse, school library and transportation (fee associated with transportation). These added features simulate Kindergarten routines and provides the child with opportunities to become familiar with them prior to beginning their formal education as a Kindergartner.
Play and Learn Preschool Brochure
Classes for the 2016-17 school year are currently full. By filling out the form below, your child will be placed on our waiting list and we will contact you should a spot open up. Our district is currently seeking a grant through the Minnesota Department of Education to offer an additional preschool section for students who turn 4 years old by Sept 1, 2016. Notification of this grant will not be made until August 1, 2016, causing this possible additional section to begin after Labor Day.
Please fill out our Play and Learn Preschool 2016-17 Interest Form. By completing this interest survey we have a detailed contact list should another section become available. This information will also be used to help us track needs for future class offerings. Thank you.
Play and Learn Preschool staff promotes and welcomes parent involvement and encourages parents to volunteer in the classroom if they are able. Please contact the West Elementary building Principal, Anne Broderius, at 320-587-4470 or via email, [email protected], for more information regarding volunteer opportunities.