Preschool at FFSD
Join us for Free Preschool for 3s and 4s!Our 3-year-old preschool program is designed for children who turn 3 by July 31st of the year they will begin preschool. Classes meet Monday through Thursday mornings.Our 4-year-old pre-kindergarten program is designed for children who turn 4 by July 31st of the year they will begin pre-kindergarten. Classes meet Monday-Thursday in the afternoon.Full-day preschool classrooms are located in each PK-2 building. Students attend Monday through Friday and are placed by attendance area in their home school.
*Your child will receive a developmental screening as a part of the enrollment process for preschool. All students must have a completed screening prior to enrolling in one of our Early Childhood preschool programs.
All Programs Include Parents as Teachers
An important part of the Ferguson-Florissant preschool and pre-kindergarten program is the regular personal visit with the teacher or Parent Educator, parent, and child. Parents often tell us that the personal visits are their favorite part of the program. These one-hour visits occur approximately every five weeks, and can be scheduled during the day or, if needed, early evening. Parent Educators talk with parents about their child’s development and parenting issues. Everyone does an activity together, learning about how children work in school. In very special situations, these personal visits can occur in the school if no possible home arrangement can be made.
Children with special needs and other preschool children who are enrolled in the inclusion or combined classes as well as the full day preschool class and Head Start will have home visits with a Parents as Teachers parent educator.
It is very important that all appointments for personal visits be honored. This is one of the things that makes this program so successful in helping children be ready for kindergarten. Teachers and parent educators have very busy schedules and appreciate being called if someone is sick and a personal visit must be missed. Parents’ ongoing commitment to the full program is very important for children’s success.
Join Us as We Explore the Great Outdoors-Preschool at Little Creek!
Preschool at Little Creek is a unique program that provides an outdoor learning experience for children. The routine and schedule at Little Creek would be consistent with daily class routines and schedules in other preschool classrooms. Children will engage in centers and exploration, small and large group activities, music and movement, story time and snack. In addition, children will go on explorations and hikes while at Little Creek. Children enrolling in the Little Creek Program at Parker Road would also receive home visits by your child's teacher as a part of our Parents as Teachers Program (half-day option only).
Class Options for Preschool at Little Creek
- Preschool (students age 3) attends Tuesday and Thursday mornings with one day each week at Little Creek.
- Pre-k (students age 4) attend Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings with two days each week at Little Creek.
- Full-day (students age 4) attend Monday through Friday with one day each week at Little Creek
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