Western Dubuque Community School District (WDCSD) was first awarded the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program Grant for the 2009-2010 school year as a result of the collaborative work between many community and school partners. The grant allows all partnering sites to offer a minimum of 10 hours free quality preschool programming to four year olds in the community at varying locations throughout the district. (*QPPS 10.1)
The following are the sites and phone numbers.
|Western Dubuque Sites|
Bernard Elementary: 879-3190
Cascade Elementary: 852-3335
Dyersville Elementary: 875-8484
Drexler Elementary: 744-3308
Epworth Elementary: 876-5514
Peosta Elementary: 588-9010
Dyersville Kid Project: 875-2080
Holy Cross: 870-2505
Children must be four years of age prior to Sept. 15th of the current school year in order to qualify for the free hours of schooling provided by WDCSD Preschool Programs. Registration occurs in February and all materials are available at the various partnering sites.
The maximum class size is 20 students with an adult to child ratio of 1:10 maintained at all times including indoor time, outdoor time and field trips. Our National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited programs maintain a ratio of 1:8. Class sizes may be less as determined by square footage available at some sites. Teaching staff supervise primarily by site and check frequently on children who may be out of sight for short periods of time (i.e., toileting, resting). (QPPS 3.9, 10.4)
WD preschool programs include students with disabilities and unique learning needs at sites where staff are certified. Modifications are made in the environment and staffing patterns in order to include children with special needs. It is our belief that inclusion in our programs will enrich the experience for teachers, students, other children, and their families.
Policies and Procedures
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