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PreK Program

Little boy smiles as he squirts water out of a pipette towards the camera

Starting PreK

PreK News

Read and Stroll Flier

USD 470 PreK is joining Reach and the Ark City Public Library to host Read and Stroll on April 23 from 4-6 p.m. at Lovie Watson Park.

Preschool student smiles at the camera while coloring, another young girl and teacher color in background

Today was a big day for our PreK students as they attended their very first day of school. Their eyes were sparkling with curiosity and excitement and we loved watching them make new friends, explore learning stations, and dive into imaginative play. Here’s to a wonderful adventure full of learning, laughter, and endless possibilities! We know they’re going to do great!

Photo of PreK playground equipment

Our maintenance crew has been especially hard at work this summer designing, constructing, and installing PreK playgrounds. Each elementary school will have a new PreK playground soon if they don’t already. The playgrounds promote wellness and increase safety for our youngest students because the equipment is designed for their size and developmental needs. These playgrounds are also designed to provide our earliest learners with opportunities to develop social skills through active, creative play.

Author/Illustrator Lindsey Yankey poses with young summer school students as they each hold her book Sun and Moon

The USD 470 Early Literacy Initiative is again hosting a local children’s author and inviting the public to attend.  Lindsey Yankey is a Kansas author and illustrator who will be visiting Cowley County June 27-28, 2023. Yankey has written numerous children’s books including Sun and Moon, which was awarded the “Kansas Notable Book” honor. The book will be featured on her visit. 

Four preschool children make sidewalk chart art; one gives a thumbs up

PreK Strategic Plan Documents

Kindergarten Readiness

Welcome to Kindergarten

Bienvenidos a Kinder