Early Learning (Preschool Programs)

  • SPS offers several free early learning/preschool programs that help children ages 3 to 5 become lifelong learners. Our high quality programs support whole child development, with a focus on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical needs.

  • Once we receive your completed survey, we will reach out to you as soon as we can to learn more about your student and family needs and discuss eligibility requirements. Together, we will determine which preschool program is the best fit for your child.

    • AM/PM Preschool serves students ages 3-5, three hours a day, four days a week. This program is funded by a state grant called ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) which provides comprehensive preschool, health, and family services to eligible children and their families. For information and enrollment, please contact SPS Early Learning at 509.354.5640 or reach out to one of our ECEAP Family Support Specialists.
      Locations: Arlington, Browne, Finch, Grant, Holmes, Jefferson, Linwood, Logan, Roosevelt, Scott, Stevens 

    • Comprehensive Intervention Preschool (CIP) serves students ages 3-5 who are eligible for Special Education services. This program runs three hours a day, four days a week.
      Locations: Grant, Linwood, Madison

    • School Day PreK serves students ages 4-5 who will be kindergarteners the following year. The program runs five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      Locations (contingent upon enrollment): Balboa, Franklin, Garfield, Hamblen, Holmes, Lincoln Heights, Linwood, Logan, Madison, Regal, Whitman, Woodridge  

    • Special Education Preschool Students: We serve special education students in all of our preschool programs. Families, in partnership with members of the child’s IEP (individualized education plan) team, will determine the best placement for each child.

    • CTE Early Childhood program at Ferris High School: This program connects high school students with 3-5-year-olds in a safe, nurturing, interactive environment. There is a nominal monthly participation fee. Find more information about CTE Early Childhood programs here.
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