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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.

Preschool Requirements:

  • 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.

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