Preschool Program

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An update from Dr. Mary Dywer, Director of Special Education and Services:

On August 18, 2020, Kirby School District 140 announced that the 2020-2021 school year would begin with remote classes for all students until at least the end of the first quarter.  Students who are in Early Childhood and Preschool programs will also receive their program remotely. Details about the program will be provided by August 27 by your student’s Early Childhood and/or Preschool teacher. This information will include the scheduled days and times for students to interact through an online platform with their teachers and classmates. The tuition rate for students currently enrolled in the preschool program will be adjusted to $180 for the year. The business office will process refunds or alter payment plans accordingly.

We understand that this is a confusing and concerning time.  Know that your child’s case manager will be in direct contact with you to answer questions, explain details about your child’s specific program, inform you of what needs to be completed at home, and indicate what is optional for your child to complete at home.  We will get through all of this together, one day at a time.

With appreciation,
Dr. Mary Dwyer
Director of Special Education and Services

NEW D140 FAMILIES can register online for our preschool program. Detailed information for registering new students, including Preschool and Kindergarten students, can be on our Registration page. 

Our preschool program provides an enriching experience for three to five-year-old children (birthday prior to September 1st). The program is taught by Illinois State Board of Education licensed Early Childhood teachers using research-based curriculum and programs aligned to the Illinois Early Learning Standards. Following the Creative Curriculum method of center-based instruction, students receive instruction that is tailored to their needs, allowing advanced learners to move forward as they achieve mastery and providing necessary scaffolding and support to struggling learners to allow them to gain confidence and mastery of skills. Teachers focus on the learning needs of each student to foster engaged and enthusiastic learners. 

To register for our Preschool Program, your child must first attend a preschool screening. For further information or to make an appointment, please contact our Department of Special Services at 708-532-8537.

Preschool Screening

KSD 140 provides preschool screening for children who will be three years of age or older prior to the first day of school. The purpose of the screening is to share with parents their child’s developmental skills in the following areas: fine and gross motor, speech and language and pre-readiness concepts. Results of the screening may also identify children who may need further evaluations if a disability is suspected.

For further information or to make an appointment, please contact our Department of Special Services at 708-532-8537.

Preschool Screening Dates for the 2020-21 School Year

  • Friday, September 11, 2020
  • Friday, October 16, 2020
  • Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Friday, February 5, 2021
  • Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Friday, April 16, 2021
  • Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Monday, May 24, 2021