Wabash City Schools understands the importance of early childhood education, and our goal is to ensure all students have preschool experience before entering kindergarten. Through our programming, we have seen a decrease in the number of students entering our kindergarten program with no preschool experience drop from 38% in 2013 to only 17% in 2017. We hope that by expanding our programming we can see that percentage drop even further.
There are several preschool options that Wabash City Schools offer to families. 3 year old preschool, Young Learners 3 and 4 year olds, Little Apaches preschool and Dual Immersion preschool. Each program will have more information listed below.
Students must be 3 or 4 years old by August 1st.
Parents must provide the following documentation upon enrollment for their child to participate; there are no exceptions:
Birth Certificate & Immunization shot record
Proof of complete immunizations must be on document from the doctor or the health department.
Types of Preschool Programs
Dual Language Immersion Preschool Program
Little Apaches Preschool (4-5 Year Olds)
Young Learners (3&4 Year Olds) And Developmental Pre-K (4-6 Year Olds)
Dual Language Immersion is a method of teaching a second language in which the learners second language is used to teach subjects in the classroom. The goal is to develop bilingualism, biliteracy, academic achievement, and cross-cultural competencies for students who participate.
Little Apaches Preschool teachers have either a BS (Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education), CDA (Childhood Development Associate Credential) or AAS (Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood). It's a full day program, 7:50-2:45; Lunch is included. 1:12 teacher-to-student ratio.
Should you as a parent feel that your child is struggling with some aspect of development, including speech/language, social skills, behavior, motor or learning skills, he or she may be eligible for preschool services. Services are provided based upon each individual child's needs. For example a student may need speech therapy, community classroom support, physical/occupational therapy support, or direct services.