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Now Accepting Pre-Kindergarten - 12th Grade Tuition Based Enrollment  Contact:  stacey_dillon@lovejoyisd.net                                                                                                                       #lovewhereyoulearn

Little Leopards Puster - Pre-K Program

Lovejoy ISD Pre-Kindergarten
 
As a new initiative, the Lovejoy Independent School District will begin a Pre-Kindergarten program with tuition for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have a child who will be 4 years of age by September 1, 2017, you can choose to register him/her in our tuition-based program.
 
Following are some frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Pre-K program:
 
Where will the Pre-Kindergarten be located and what will the hours of operation be?
The Pre-Kindergarten program will be located at Puster Elementary School. Children may be dropped off at 7:30 AM and the school day will run from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
 
Will after school care be available for our Pre-K kids?
Yes, the district will offer a Pre-K after school program similar to Kids First. The after school program will run from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM. There will be no additional cost for this after school care, as it will be included in the tuition costs.
 
What is the cost of the Lovejoy Pre-K program?
The tuition will be $5,000 per semester, plus a $250 fee for registration/materials per semester.
 
How many days per week will the program be?
The Pre-Kindergarten program will be a 5-day per week program.
 
What is the plan for lunch?
Pre-K students can either bring their lunch or the district will set up an account with the cafeteria and parents may purchase a school lunch for them.
 
Will the Pre-K students be provided a snack?
Yes, the Pre-K students will receive a morning and an afternoon snack.
 
Will the teachers be credentialed?
Lovejoy ISD Pre-K teachers will be early childhood education certified or degreed in that area.
 
What will the student-to-teacher ratio be?
The student-to-teacher ratio will be commensurate with student-to-teacher ratios in private Pre-Kindergarten programs.
 
What curriculum will be implemented in the Pre-K program?
The district will follow the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards appropriate for its 4-year old Pre-K program and will prepare students for Kindergarten.
 
If my child(ren) will be 5 years of age by September 1, 2017, and I prefer to wait a year before he/she is enrolled in Kindergarten, are they eligible to attend this tuition-based program?
Yes, the Lovejoy program will operate in the same manner as many private programs. The parent has the option to enroll their student(s) in the Pre-K program, giving the child(ren) another year of maturity and learning before they begin the Kindergarten year.
 
When will registration begin for this program?
Registration is now open. Click here to register.
 
Will the district offer a 3-day program in addition to the 5-day program?
The priority will be focused on the 5-day program. If available seats fill with students enrolled in the 5-day program, there will be no 3-day option for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
How can you guarantee the quality of your Pre-K program without a proven preschool track record?

Some parents may not be aware of our district’s preschool program for employees.  We have run a very strong academic program, Little Leopards, for the past 11 years.  Little Leopards follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) guidelines for its 4-year-old Pre-K curriculum.  The students matriculating out of Little Leopards to Hart, Lovejoy, or Puster Elementary have proven to be very well-equipped and ready for Kindergarten.

 

The tuition-based Pre-K program, opening in the Fall of 2017, will use the same successful curriculum used by Little Leopards.

 

 

What will the daily Pre-K schedule look like? 
 

 

Lovejoy Independent School District

 

Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule

 

 

 

Art, Music, Library, Fitness, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

 Specials Will Be Provided Each Week

 

 

Beginning Activities

7:30 – 8:00

Arrival and Independent Table Time

8:00 – 8:30

Large Group Time

8:30 – 9:00

Small Group Centers

 

Core Program

9:00 – 9:15

Morning Snack

9:15 – 9:45

Special Programming

(Art, Music, Library, Fitness, and STEM Rotations)

9:45 – 10:00

Large Group Instruction

10:00 – 11:00

Small Group Instruction and Centers

11:00 – 11:15

Clean-Up, Wash Hands and Transition to Lunch

11:15 – 11:45

Lunch

11:45 – 12:30

Recess

12:30 – 12:45

Large Group Read Aloud

12:45 – 1:45

Rest/Quiet Time

1:45 – 2:15

Clean-up, Wash Hands, and Afternoon Snack

 

Extended Day Program

2:15 – 2:45

Large Group Circle Time

2:45 – 3:00

End of Day Routines and Transition for Pick-up or After School Group

 

After School Group Schedule

3:00 – 3:45

Free Choice Center Time

3:45 – 4:30

Recess

4:30 – 4:45

Late Afternoon Snack

4:45 – 5:00

Large Group Read Aloud

5:00 – 6:00

Free Choice Center Time

 
 For additional information, please contact:
 
Stacey Dillon
Assistant to the Superintendent
469.742.8003
stacey_dillon@lovejoyisd.net