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?
2022 date TBD.

School days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.

Morning Session: 8:15 to 11:15.

Afternoon session: 12:15 to 3:15.

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 2021-2022 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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