Wasatch County School District Preschool Overview

Mission Statement

To inspire a love of learning by providing a high-quality preschool experience in an inclusive environment.  



Program Description

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 ElementaryHeber Valley ElementaryMidway ElementaryJR 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.  (Link to tuition/rate)


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.