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Preschool

Preschool Calendar 2016-2017

The goal of our programs is to provide a high quality preschool experience meeting each child’s needs including children with disabilities and those from a diverse background. The classroom environment provides rich learning opportunities that encourage natural curiosity. Children are in a setting that is safe, respected and cared for.

Our preschool programs serve children on individualized education plans (IEP) that are transitioning from Early Access Services into the public school system. As parents, you are the most important teachers in your children’s lives. Active involvement by parents is an essential part of the children’s experiences. This is the start of an exciting time!

The philosophy of Early Childhood is based on a strongly held set of beliefs:

The Council Bluffs Community School District believes that all children should receive quality care and be provided with a developmentally appropriate education. We believe that all young children experience success through active learning opportunities that are appropriately timed and incremented. A safe and nurturing environment will meet the individual child’s needs. We believe that with the combined efforts of parents, educators, community, and students, all children will succeed intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.

2016-17 Preschool Family Handbook  Click Here to View or Download

2016-17 Programa de Educación Preescolar Manual para la Familia Click Here to View or Download

2016-17 Preschool Screenings Flyer Click Here to View or Download

2016-17 Fechas de Evaluaciones Preescolares  click para ver / descarger

Preschool Screening Dates

Screenings are done by appointment  at the Council Bluffs Public Library, 400 Willow Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA .   If you have a child that is 3 or 4 years of age by September 15, 2016 please call Sherry at (712) 227-0098 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to schedule an appointment for any of the upcoming screenings listed below:

March 14, 2017 – 3 year olds ONLY (children 3 years of age by 9/15/2017)

April 3, 2017 – All District Screening Event (see below)

May 9th, 2017

Information required for all screenings:

Child’s Birth Certificate

Current Immunization Records

Past year’s 1040 Income Tax Form reflecting the adjusted gross income and the child as a dependent

or

A copy of your current FIP Iowa card or benefits statement

All District Screening – April 3, 2017  Noon – 6 PM

Monday, April 3, 2017 there will be a special preschool screening event for all children who will be 4 years of age by September 15, 2017.  This screening will occur at all of the elementary buildings in the district (with exception of Crescent)  from 12 PM – 6 PM.  There will not be a need to make an appointment.  The same documents listed above are required for placement decisions.  Note:  You will need to present your 2016 Income Tax form 1040 to be considered for placement.  Interpreters will be present at select building sites.  Watch for flyers to be sent home with all elementary school students in March, 2017.  Interpreters will be available at select sites from 3 – 6 PM.   NOTE:  If you have a child who will be 3 years of age by September 15, 2017, please call for an appointment at the March 14, 2017 screening event.

 


 CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Sherry Poloncic
Preschool Administrative Assitant
(712) 227-0098
spoloncic@cbcsd.org

Joan Crowl
Preschool Administrator
(712) 328-6446
jcrowl@cbcsd.org

Julie Smith
Director of Elementary Education

(712) 328-6489 ext. 11326
jsmith2@cbcsd.org