Eldorado Preschool Lab
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Eldorado High School Preschool Program
How does the preschool work?
The EHS preschool program is unique in that it serves as a training laboratory for high school students under the supervision of a certified high school instructor with training in early childhood education. The high school students enrolled in the elective courses Working with Young Children and Teaching Young Children generally are interested in a career related to young children, child development and/or education and want the opportunity to work first hand with young children while still attending high school.
The course trains students in areas of child growth and development, child guidance, health and safety, curriculum and lesson planning and allows them to apply content learned in class in a real-world situation. Students spend time observing and working directly with the children as their “teacher” on preschool days and spend time learning about early childhood education and curriculum development on non-preschool days.
Enrollment is open to preschool age children of the community. Children must be 4 years of age by September 1 and toilet trained in order to attend". EHS Preschool is operated on a non-discriminatory basis, and all children are welcome without regard to race, religion, or national origin.
The EHS Preschool Program is offered free of charge to families. Since supplies and materials are purchased using our often limited program budget, we ask for a supply donation to the preschool program. This additional funding will help to cover costs of preschool activities and materials and offset some costs associated with potential field trips (i.e. bus) over the year. This will eliminate the need to do fundraisers which can be time consuming and are contingent on full participation.
The program is typically offered part time with preschool being held on Monday, Tuesday and Friday each week from 7:40-11:40 (3 hours) and follows all APS holidays and breaks. It begins after Labor Day and generally ends the first week of May prior to senior graduation and EHS finals.
Please email me at email@example.com for specific questions about the program or your child's placement.
Where we are located.
Applications are accepted via email or mail beginning January 1 of the year they would attend. Note that EHS faculty & staff get first priority in placement with second priority given to siblings of families who have attended in the past.
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All students enrolled in APS schools must have updated vaccination records. Please use the kindergarten requirements as a starting point for the immunizations they should have. You will need to provide a CURRENT copy before your child's first day of preschool.
Parent Volunteer Process
Any parent or family member who wants to work in the classroom with students must get a background check. APS background checks are valid for 2 years. If you have competed an APS background check within the last two years, you do not need to complete an application. Let me know so that I may obtain a copy of your clearance. This is an online process, click the link below to begin!