Early Childhood Blended Preschool

Maercker District 60 offers an Early Childhood Blended Preschool program at Holmes School for residents of the district. The program serves students ages three through five within a positive, nurturing environment that fosters social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth and development.  The curriculum is play-based and progressive, with a focus on pre-readiness in literacy and numeracy.  The staff consists of a teacher who is licensed in early childhood, special education and English Learning and 1-2 paraprofessionals.  In addition, specialists provide a host of enriching experiences for students, such as motor groups and language-development activities.  Come learn more about our program.

We are excited to announce an additional 40 tuition-free openings for our NEW Preschool for All program coming in February/March of this year.

Program Details

A five-day-per-week program that operates according to the District 60 calendar. 

  • AM Session: 8:30-10:50 a.m.          

  • PM Session: 11:45 a.m.-2:05 p.m.

Early Release Every Wednesday:

  • AM Session: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

  • PM Session: 11:45 a.m. -1:45 p.m.

Three ways to access the program:

  1. Students are identified as at-risk through a developmental screening considering environmental, cultural, or socio-economic factors.  These students will qualify for no-cost programming. A limited number of spots are available for children who meet the criteria for tuition-free preschool.  Tuition is free, but transportation is not provided. Tuition is covered through federal Title I funds.

  2. Tuition students are accepted through a rolling admission process.  Tuition is $360 per month. (September—May). Transportation is not provided for tuition-based students.

  3. Students with IEPs may require this placement to meet their educational needs at no cost.  Transportation is only provided for students that require that service as part of their IEP.

We look forward to meeting you and your students!

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