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 or Tuesday and Thursday morning. Attending while in preschool (age 3) increases the chances of pre-k placement once the following year.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. Children enrolled at Parker Road Elementary will attend Monday/Wedneday/Friday mornings.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. Priority for full-day is given to students that are 4 by July 31 of the year they will being pre-kindergarten.
*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 students are placed on a waiting list for their home school following a completed preschool screening and online registration. Students are contacted for placement from the waiting list once a spot becomes available.
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 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, in the 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 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.
A Preschool Screening is the First Step
Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year has ended. If your child was placed on a waiting list, you will be contacted if a spot should become available. If your child has an Individualized Education Plan, or if you would like to inquire about special education services, please contact Kelsey Busby at 314-824-2073.
Screening appointments will open for the 2024-2025 school year on April 1, 2024. Please continue to check our website for additional information. If your child is 3, and currently on the wait list, you will receive an email in December regarding early enrollment for the 2024-2025 school year. Click the link to the right "Enroll in FFSD Preschool" for additional details on the enrollment process.
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 two days each week at Little Creek
Preschool at Little Creek School Supply List
- 1 Pack of Baby Wipes
- 1 Pair of Tall Socks
- 1 Water Bottle
- Set of Spare Clothes-1 set for Little Creek and one set for school
- 1 Box of Gallon Sized Ziplock Bags
- 1 Box of Sandwich Sized Ziplock Bags
- Kleenex-1 for Little Creek and one for school
- 1 Liquid Glue
- 4 Pack of Glue Sticks
- 1 Box of Markers
- 1 Box of Crayons
- 1 Box of Bandaids
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