Clinton school officials are encouraging the community to get kids ages three to five screeded for their 2020-2021 school year.
Pre-K Coordinator Lauren Johnson indicates they still have some openings for screenings next week. There is no obligation for your child to attend the school district pre-k program but it is a good way to find out if your child is eligible for the program.
A little more than 100 students will be accepted into the pre-k program in Clinton schools. While sometimes there is a stigma only certain students will qualify for the program, Johnson indicates those are not always extreme cases such as students with a severe learning disability or a child who's family falls in an income bracket.
A few years ago, pre-k programs across central Illinois were able to expand thanks to the 'Pre-School For All' grant from the State of Illinois. Johnson says that allowed for the hiring of more pre-k teachers, which allowed for more pre-k classes and also created her position as pre-k coordinator.
Pre-k screenings are next Monday through Thursday. Students need to be between three and five years old on or before September 1, 2020. Get more information by contacting Johnson at email@example.com or call her at 217-650-9382. She indicates if you get in contact with either Lincoln or Douglas Elementary School, they can also get your information to her.