Early Childhood Screenings

Is my child eligible to register for the 2022-2023 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 the 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 22, 2022

School days are Monday - Thursday.  No school on Fridays.

Morning Session: 8:30 to 11:30

Afternoon session: 12:30 to 3:30

Bussing with Apple Bus will be available. 


Preschool does not have a supply list. Students only need a backpack. 

Where is  preschool located?

Preschool classes for 2022-2023 are at SJSD Early Learning Center, 1800 Alabama, St Joseph, MO 64504

How can I schedule a Preschool screening appointment?  

The next screenings will be in August.  Please watch for sign up dates. 


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

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