Danville District No. 118 Early Childhood Programs
Recent brain research indicates that the early years prior to
formal schooling are years of continued brain growth and development.
This means that the environment and experiences of a child from
birth through the age of 7 or 8 stimulate and nurture the continued
development of the brain.
The success of a child learning to read and count in kindergarten
is directly related to those preschool experiences. Danville Public
Schools is committed to providing a nurturing preschool environment
that will challenge the children to optimal brain development
and future classroom success.
The Pre-K Program
in Danville Public Schools consist of the following components designed
to help each child develop the readiness skills necessary for success
in the formal setting of kindergarten.
Prekindergarten Screening Days- These events help to identify whether a
child who is 3-5 years old qualifies for the Pre-K program and whether
he/she may need further evaluation for special education services. The
screening days at the Village Mall also include the opportunity for
children 0-3 to be screened for possible involvement with one of our
infant toddler programs .
Initiative/ Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)
Programs- These programs provide parent education for opportunities for
families of children pre-born through 3 years old in their own homes and
at group events with other families who are involved in the program.
for All- This program provides half-day, language and literacy rich,
classroom experiences for children who are 3-5 years old. These
developmentally appropriate experiences are designed to help the child
develop to his/her fullest potential and enter kindergarten ready to
further information about either of these programs, please call the
Pre-K office at 444-3266 or you may e-mail Kathy Schluter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kimberly Johnson at email@example.com.