Free & Tuition-Based Full-Day Preschool (Age 4+)

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    The District offers two full-day preschool programs for four-year-olds at Twain and Hills elementary schools:

    • Shared Visions Preschool Program, free to income-eligible families
    • Tuition-Based Preschool, offering a limited number of openings to families who can pay

    Read on to learn more about these two programs and how to apply.

Free, Full-Day Preschool Program

  • The District offers full-day preschool programming for income-eligible families at Twain and Hills elementary schools, funded through the Shared Visions Preschool Program. Students of eligible families are able to attend at no cost. (See Income Guidelines at the bottom of this page.)

    The Shared Visions funding does not cover the cost of lunch; this is the responsibility of the family. Learn about Free and Reduced-Price Lunch.  The Twain Shared Visions Preschool does not offer before and after school care.

    Twain Shared Visions Preschool

    • Meets five days/week, Monday–Friday
    • Open during school hours:
      • M, T, W, & F: 7:55 AM–2:55 PM
      • W: 7:55 AM–1:55 PM                                                                                                        

    Hills Shared Visions Preschool

    • Meets five days/week, Monday–Friday, with wrap-around childcare provided before and after school
    • Program hours: 7 AM–5:30 PM

Tuition-Based, Full-Day Preschool

  • The District has a limited number of tuition-based, full-day preschool slots at Hills and Twain elementary schools.

    Twain Tuition Preschool

    • Program operates during the school day hours M, T, W, F 7:55 AM–2:55 PM and Th 7:55 AM-1:55 PM
    • Tuition pays for the portion of the school day that extends past the free preschool hours
    • Tuition for the school year = $500/month
    • Before and after school care is not available


    Hills Tuition Preschool

    • Program operates during the school day hours, 7:55 AM–2:55 PM, with extended hours available for child care, 7 AM–5:30 PM
    • Tuition pays for the portion of the school day that extends past the free preschool hours
    • Tuition for the school year = $500/month 
    • Additional tuition required for before-and-after-school childcare

2021-2022 Preschool Application

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