What You Need to Enroll in Preschool

  • Enrollment Process


    As a part of enrollment, your child will receive a free developmental screening. Screenings may be scheduled by phone or through our website.  PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP THIS APPOINTMENT.  This free developmental screening assesses vision, hearing, health, speech, language, motor skills and concepts. All children between the ages of 3 and 5 are eligible to receive this screening. The results of the screening are shared with parents and guardians to better understand each child’s strengths and abilities, areas of concern and overall developmental progress.  

    A screening MUST take place prior to enrollment.  The screening process for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in January.  To schedule an appointment for a screening, please call our offices at 314-824-2074 or 314-824-2077.  Students MUST be screened prior to coming in to enroll. 

    New enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in May.  Please check our website frequently for updated infomration.  All required documents are needed at the time of enrollment.  A completed screening must also be on file.  If all documents are not present, you will be asked to return once you have everything.  Enrollment for preschool takes place at our Early Education Office located at 200 Church St. Ferguson, MO 63135.


    Once all documentation has been submitted to the Early Education Office and your child has been screened, you will receive notification of placement.  


    **Parents must submit ALL of the following items to complete enrollment:


     ×  Updated occupancy permit (dated within the past 30 days) PLUS:

    1. Lease (Listing the parent or guardian) as the lease holder (current) or
    2. Mortgage payment book or mortgage bill in the parent or guardians name


     ×  If living in someone else’s home please call for more details and specific information on what to bring:


     ×  Student’s original birth certificate (with raised seal, State issued)


     ×  Student’s social security number


     ×  Immunization record (complete from infancy, required by State) – 




    4 doses

    Pneumococcal (Prevnar, PCV)

    4 doses

    IPV (Polio)

    3 doses

    Hepatitis B

    3 doses


    3 doses


    1 dose

    Varicella (Varivax, Chicken Pox)

    1 dose, or a statement from the doctor verifying month and year of disease


     ×  Proof of custody:  If parents are divorced or are not together, existing court order showing parenting plan must

         be provided


     ×  Proof of Guardianship (court appointed documents, DFS placement papers, foster care), for those who are not the child's birth



     ×  Photo ID – drivers license of parent or guardian enrolling student


    Call (314) 506-9066 for more information.


    Additional Full-day options in programs with separate eligibility and fee systems include:

    Child Development Center at McCluer High School;  Head Start at McCluer South-Berkeley and at Griffith Elementary School;  and a special program for families living in the Airport, Holman, Bermuda, and Walnut Grove Elementary School attendance area.