• Prekindergarten Programs

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    apple Program Description: The goal of Richland One Prekindergarten programs is to provide children and their families with quality preschool experiences necessary for school success. Each program strives to:

    • Provide a healthy, safe and nurturing environment
    • Provide an environment that encourages emotional, social, physical and intellectual development
    • Encourage the development of a positive self-image
    • Make learning fun so that children will develop a desire to be lifelong learners
    • Encourage language development, creativity and an appreciation of fine arts and music
    • Encourage children to interact successfully with other children and adults in a cooperative environment which promotes decision making, peaceful resolution of conflicts and respect for others
    • Form a cooperative partnership with parents so we can work together to meet the needs of each child and ensure his or her success

     

    Prekindergarten Eligibility and Placement

    Prekindergarten is designed to meet the needs of children who have been identified as needing additional services so they can be successful in Kindergarten. All children accepted into the program must be 4 years old on or before September 1 of the current school year.

    Richland One offers Prekindergarten classes in 24 of the 28 elementary schools. For this reason students are rank ordered for selection based on a variety of factors which include their screening scores and parent interviews. Children are then placed in their zoned school as space allows. Classrooms have 20 students and 2 adults – a teacher and an instructional assistant. Child Early Reading Development Education Program (CERDEP) classrooms which are also monitored by the Department of Social Services (DSS) have 20 students and 2 adults.