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Sign up now for PreK Round Up! We've scheduled the afternoon of Wednesday, March 22, to meet our potential new students. Select the 2017/18 Interest Form in the right hand column, fill it out, and submit it so that we can contact you in early February to schedule an appointment for that day. Keep reading to learn more about our program!
All students, regardless of income, may be considered for enrollment into our PreK class. Please continue reading to learn more about our program, who can enroll, and how we determine which children to enroll when the number of potential students exceeds space in our classes.
Hopkins uses part of its Title I federal funding to run a tuition-free Pre-Kindergarten program. We teach social and behavioral skills needed to be a successful learner, as well as the basic academic content needed to start kindergarten confidently. Our class runs for two and a half hours a day, five days a week.
Because there is limited space in our Pre-Kindergarten class, we gather as much information as possible to determine which potential students are in need of our program the most to help him or her be ready for kindergarten.
To even be considered for Hopkins PreK, students must:
- live within the Hopkins boundaries. You can check our district boundary map or the street index to determine if your home address is within those boundaries.
- turn four years old on or before September 1 of the school year in question.
- be toilet trained.
If your child fits the above criteria, there are certain "automatic qualifications" for our Pre-Kindergarten program. Be prepared to provide documentation if any of the following is true for your child.
He or she:
- participated in a Head Start or Title I-funded preschool program anytime within the last two years.
- received migrant education services within the last two years.
- falls under the Title X guidelines (homeless, including living with family members temporarily due to financial hardship).
- attended a community day program or a local institution for neglected or delinquent children.
For children who can not automatically enroll, we collect information about them to determine which students are in the greatest need of our program. The following is a list of the information we collect to determine which potential students have the greatest need.
- Academic assessment
- Current or prior Early Intervention services
- Home Language Survey
- Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3)
- Income qualification (optional)
- Parent questionnaire
You may believe that your child will not be in the most need of our PreK in comparison to his or her peers, but we encourage you to go through the process because we have enrolled kids with all levels of ability in prior years. If we do have more children interested than we have space, we will create a waiting list and enroll students as space becomes available.
Thank you for looking into our program! If your child turned four before Sept. 1, 2016 and you want him or her to be placed on our waiting list, be sure to select the 2016/17 Interest Form in the right hand column and fill out the information so we can contact you about scheduling a meeting if space becomes available. If your child will turn four before Sept. 1 of 2017 and you want to be notified when we're ready to sign kids up for PreK Round-Up, please select the 2017/18 Email List in the right hand column and fill out the information and we will contact you when we have more details to share.
We would appreciate you spreading the word to other families within the Hopkins boundaries about our Pre-Kindergarten class. If you have any other questions, please contact the Title I Pre-Kindergarten coordinator, Errin Esparza
Our current PreK class is full. We are no longer accepting names on our waiting list. If you are interested in PreK for your child for next year, please fill out the form below.
Click above and fill out the form to tell us about your interest in our program for your child for the 2017/18 school year starting in September. We will then contact you in early February to make an appointment for Round Up on Wednesday, March 22.
In how many sessions
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