Enrollment

1. Children ages 3-5 are screened using the DIAL-4. Children ages birth-3 are screened using the Brigance.

2. Parents complete a confidential family history that help determine placement in the program. Program qualifiers include parents’ educational background, premature birth, problems with vision, hearing, or speech, single parent family, a history of school problems in the family, English Learners, homelessness and/or other concerns.

3. Children served by Early Intervention and children in the birth-3 program who qualify for services may transition into the Preschool for All program.

4. Parents or guardians are encouraged to:

· Attend parenting sessions and activities with the child

· Be available for scheduled home visits

· Be willing to continue learning activities in the home

· Attend parent/child activities throughout the school year

5. Parent/Teacher conferences will be held in the fall with a report sent home in February and exit visits at the end of the school year.

6. A planned home visit will be held at the beginning of the school year or upon entry into the program and as needed throughout the year.

7. Newsletters, fliers and a monthly calendar will be sent home with your child, in your preferred language when needed. You can also preview the newsletter and calendar on the web site: http://earlyyears.jsd117.org/

8. Parents may call the Early Years Program regarding services for children under the age of 3.

Residency

A student’s residence is the same as the person who has legal custody of the student. Anyone seeking to enroll a student must present a certified or registered birth certificate for the student and proof of residency.

Proof of residency can be established by providing school officials with the following:

Category I (one document required)

· most recent property tax bill and proof of payment

· mortgage papers

· signed and dated lease with proof of the lasts month’s payment

· letter from manager and proof of lasts month’s payment

· letter of residence from landlord

Category II (two documents required)

· driver’s license

· vehicle registration

· voter registration

· recent cable, electric, gas, or water bill

· public aid card

· current homeowners/renters insurance policy

· current library card

· receipt for moving van rental

· mail received at new residence

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