Accepting Lottery applications for 3-4 year olds.PRESCHOOL LOTTERY APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM FEBRUARY 4, 2019 TO MARCH 4, 2019.YOU MAY APPLY ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE. ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MARCH 4th.Completing an application does not guarantee you a spot. It only enters you into the lottery.You will be contacted by March 30 if your child has received a placement.
To participate in the Pre-K Program, children must be three years of age* on or before September 1, 2019, and must be a resident of Wasatch County. Children already attending one of the Wasatch School District preschools, do not need to reapply.
*IMPORTANT: Wasatch County School District provides Special Education Preschool for eligible children ages 3-5 in compliance with Part B of IDEA. If your 3-5 year-old is currently eligible for special education services, or they need to be evaluated because you believe that they will qualify, you do not need to complete this lottery form. Instead, please contact Sarah Richards at 435-654-0280.ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER YOUR STUDENT ONLINE. HERE IS THE LINK. (NOT YET AVAILABLE)For additional information about our Pre-K program, please contact the schools.Remember, your child will need to be up-to-date with his/her immunizations prior to entering school
FREE FOR SPECIAL ED STUDENTS
The preschool program enrolls students, ages 3-5, maintaining a low teacher-to-child ratio, in an inclusive preschool environment. Each elementary school, Daniels Canyon Elementary, Heber Valley Elementary, Midway Elementary, JR Smith Elementary, and Old Mill Elementary, houses 2 preschool classrooms. The students are supported by certified, licensed teacher and paraprofessionals. Preschool follows Wasatch County School District calendar, and it is in session four days/week, Tuesday-Friday for 2.5 hours each day. There is an option for a morning or afternoon session running from 8:40-11:20 or 12:40-3:20 depending on availability. Tuition is due monthly and rates vary depending on families’ financial status.
Curriculum and Assessment
A balance between child-directed learning and explicit instruction is supported by providing environments and interactions that promote learning to meet the individual needs of students. The evidence-based curriculum, Connect 4 Learning, is implemented in all preschool classrooms providing students the opportunity to engage in project-based learning opportunities through meaningful learning experiences. All students are assessed using formative, curriculum-based assessments as well as formal assessment through the Developmental Observational Tool, given three times a year. Parents are informed of their students’ progress through progress reports and parent-teacher conferences. An online portal is also available for parents to monitor student learning.