Pre-registration NOW open for in-district/faculty students
Pre-registration for all in-district students starts February 1st. All others can start registration after March 1st if spots are available.
Spots are based on a first come first serve bases and are entered in the order that we receive them. Please note that your registration is not complete until you have paid the registration fee of $30 to Lewis Cass Elementary or online payments here.
For online prek payments only please select the link above or the button below, then the create new account button form that page, and follow the prompts.
Little Kings Preschool is a quality and affordable Preschool program that makes the transition to Kindergarten much easier. We offer both full day and half day options that will help ensure your child is prepared and ex-cited to learn. Students who are 4 years old by August 1st are eligible to enroll.
- Full day class: 8:00am-2:00pm
- Half day class: 8:00am-11:00am
- Lunch is available at the current lunch prices
- Special Education services are offered for qualifying students at no cost
Low weekly rate
- Scholarships available
- CCDF vouchers accepted
- On My Way Pre-K families accepted
- Call the Preschool at 574-626-3001
- Email the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas of Focus for a Successful Student at Lewis Cass Preschool
We will focus on five key areas: academics, arts, motor skills, relationships, and play while having FUN! All of these areas combined give your child the best pathway for success. Your child may be strong in some areas, but need work in others. Our goal is for every student is to be proficient in every area.
Just as gross motor skills enable your child to perform important everyday tasks, such as getting out of bed and going downstairs for breakfast, fine motor abilities allow for increasing independence in smaller but equally significant matters: opening doors, zipping zippers, brushing teeth, washing hands, and so on.
When combined with increasing hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills also open new doors to exploration, learning, and creative expression. In fact, research shows that emphasis on purely intellectual activities—memorization of letters and numbers, for instance—is far less useful at this stage than pursuits that encourage fine motor abilities and hand-eye coordination.
The connection between child and teacher is more important than any curriculum. This is what every parent knows by instinct: nice teachers matter, especially for very young children. This is first time in many instances that your child will be separate from you for any extended period of time. It is very important that these new adult relationships with a teacher be nurturing and positive.
Play and having FUN!
Most parents assume if there is a focus on ABCs and 123s, it is drill and kill, and there is little room for play. Great preschools do both, and success in the early years of a child’s education often allows children opportunities to explore the building blocks of literacy and math through play.
Other kinds of play are just essential as well. Imaginative play, for example. Some form of daily “pretend play” improves emotional/behavioral skills. And emotional/behavioral skills predict academic performance later. When you visit the school, look for a costume corner, art up on the walls, pretend kitchen sets and pairs or small groups of children working together creating and collaborating.