Early Childhood Screening

Is my child eligible to register for the 2021-2022 school year?

District preschool programs serve 4 year-year-old children who turn 4 by August 1 and 3 & 4 year old children who have delays that qualify them for special services by Missouri law. The screening is a first step for those interested in our preschool program.

To determine eligibility, your child will participate in an Early Learning Screening. All children must have completed the DIAL-4 screening before attending SJSD preschool.

After the child is accepted and prior to start of school, you will be given a code to complete the online registration. You will need the following to upload into the registration. 

  • Copy of their most recent immunization record
  • Copy of the birth certificate
  • Copy of proof of residency (utility bill is required).

NOTICE: ALL children must have a "consent to screen" form signed by a parent/guardian. If someone other than the parent/guardian will be accompanying the child to screening, additional consent from the parent/guardian will be needed in order to release the results.

If you have a parent educator through Parents as Teachers, they may be available to facilitate the screening in your home.

When does preschool start?
August 30, 2021 

School days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

Morning is 8:15 to 11:15.

Afternoon session is 12:15 to 3:15.

Bussing with Apple Bus will be available. 

Where is  preschool located?
Preschool classes for 2021-2022 are at Lake Early Learning Center, 1800 Alabama, St Joseph, MO 64504

How can I schedule a Preschool screening appointment?  

August Screenings below, you will be registering for a time to be screened that day at Lake Early Learning Center. 

Screening August 27th - 9:00AM to 3:00 PM

August Screenings below, you will be registering for a time to be screened that day at Lake Early Learning Center.

Screening September 8th - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Screening Flyer - English
Screening Flyer - Spanish

If you have any questions, please call 816-671-4009.

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