Pre-Kindergarten was said to be available to children who are three years old by September 1st and who are fully potty trained. The program for three-year-olds is from 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at which time students may become a part of ASEP (After School Enrichment Program) until as late as 6 p.m.
Pre-Kindergarten classes for four-year-olds (by September 1st) include both a morning 11:30 a.m. dismissal and an afternoon 3:00 p.m. dismissal. Students in each of these programs may become a part of the ASEP until as late as 6 p.m.
The Pre-Kindergarten curriculum for the three and four-year-olds is based on a montage of materials suited for the age-appropriate needs of the students determined from the skills from Kindergarten TEKS. Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Programs is a major source of the Pre K curriculum along with Leap Frog Learning Curriculum and Lakeshore Discovery Study.
All Pre-K classes are limited to sixteen students. The three-year-old classes have an instructional aide to insure an eight-to-one child-adult ratio. The four-year-old classes have available to them a “floating” aide for instruction times.
Pre-K students have Spanish twice a week and music once a week. They also have Read to Win from the Denison Public Library weekly. There is daily outside play or Physical Education.