Pre-k Program and Screening: General Information
Our program is an at-risk program. Children are ranked in order of need to fill the program. If you are interested in the pre-k program, we will utilize the results of a formal screening tool (ASQ-3/DIAL-4), as well as risk factors identified during an Exit Interview to determine your child’s placement on the ranked list. There is a priority to take four-year-old children in the program, since those children will be eligible to begin kindergarten during the fall of 2021.
Spring pre-k screenings have closed. The next pre-k screening for the 2020-2021 school year will be after the start of the school year. Information will be posted on the district website when it becomes available.
Mascoutah School District has four pre-kindergarten classrooms housed at Wingate Elementary and Scott Elementary School. Our pre-k program is an at-risk program. Wingate Elementary is part of the Preschool for All program and Scott Elementary is part of the Title I pre-k program. The pre-k program offers a morning and afternoon session at both buildings. Currently, children that live on Scott Air Force Base are eligible to attend the pre-k program at Scott Elementary School. Children that live within the Mascoutah and Wingate Elementary School boundaries are eligible to attend the pre-k program at Wingate Elementary School. These locations are subject to change based on student enrollment and space availability.
If you have concerns about your 3- or 4-year-old child or have questions about our pre-k programs and live within the Mascoutah School District boundaries, please email or call Jessica Seger, Special Education Coordinator, at 618-566-7414, ext. 3118.
Instruction & Assessment
The pre-k program uses developmentally appropriate instruction to help our young students learn through exploration and discovery, interactive play, modeling, song, and a variety of hands-on opportunities. The pre-k daily schedule includes play-based centers, gross motor activity, whole group lessons, and snack. Parents are considered an active part of their child’s education and are welcome to volunteer in their child’s classroom, attend parent education activities, and participate in field trips and parent/child activities throughout the school year. Our teachers foster parent communication through open communication, a weekly newsletter, and fall, spring, and end-of-the-year parent/teacher conferences.
Children in the pre-k program are assessed using the Early Learning Scale (ELS). The ELS is an online observation-based assessment that helps teachers evaluate student progress in four domain areas (math/science, social-emotional/social studies, language and literacy, and physical development) aligned with current early learning standards and expectations.
PRE-K ONLINE REGISTRATION
Complete the online Pre-Kindergarten registration if you received notification that your child was accepted into the program. Parents or guardians will fall into one of the following categories:
PARENTS OR GUARDIANS NEW TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT Parents or guardians who are new to the school district and are enrolling a student into Pre-Kindergarten for the upcoming school year will have to create a Qmlativ Family Access account by accessing the New Families to Mascoutah School District 19 form. Once done, please log in to your Qmlativ Family Access account. Once logged in, go to Family Access to complete the 20-21 Pre-K Registration Only form (click on the dropdown arrow next to the house icon and choose New Student Enrollment). Please use the date "08/13/2020 Thursday" as the Expected Enrollment Date when completing the online form. PARENTS OR GUARDIANS WHO HAVE OR HAVE HAD STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT Parents or guardians who have or have had students enrolled in the school district and are enrolling a student into Pre-Kindergarten for the upcoming school year will have access to an online form. Please log in to your Qmlativ Family Access account. Once logged in, go to Family Access to complete the 20-21 Pre-K Registration Only form (click on the dropdown arrow next to the house icon and choose New Student Enrollment). Please use the date "08/13/2020 Thursday" as the Expected Enrollment Date when completing the online form. ADDITIONAL FORM NEEDED FOR REGISTRATION Also you will complete the Home Language Survey during the online registration process. If you need access to the form after you have completed the online registration form, you may access it here: Home Language Survey. You may print and complete this form, or, if you have a Gmail account, you can open it in Google Docs, make a copy, electronically complete the form, and print the form.
- Certified Birth Certificate (originals only)
- State or Military Photo ID of registering parent/guardian
- Any up-to-date Health Records including immunizations