All children must have completed the DIAL-4 screening before attending SJSD preschool. 

    Is my child eligible to register for the 2020-2021 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 Childhood Screening. 

    • Please bring your child and a copy of their most recent immunization record, birth certificate and proof of residency. 
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment in order to complete paperwork. 
    • The screening, scoring and exiting process will take approximately 1 1/2 hours.

    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?

    Where are the preschools located?
    Preschools for 2020-2021 are at the following schools:

    • Oak Grove Elementary, 4901 Cook Rd St. Joseph, MO 64505
    • Keatley Center, 1202 S. 28th St.  St. Joseph, MO 64507 

    How do I schedule an early childhood screening?
    Please click on the links below to register.



    At this time, we are putting our screening signups on hold. Please watch for them to become active again.