Preschool Programs

  • Full & Half Day Preschool Opportunities 

    Kent School District (KSD), in collaboration with community partners including Kent Youth and Family Services and other early learning centers, provides a variety of full and half-day preschool opportunities to the community.

    Offerings include developmental preschool, Head Start, Early Childhood Educational Assistance Program (ECEAP), Title I funded preschool, and early childhood programs at Kentwood and Kentridge through the KSD Career and Technical Education Team.

    Free Options

    Kent Youth & Family Services, KSD ECEAP, Head Start Preschool

    Free preschool is available to qualifying families at seven locations in the Kent School District. 

    • Children must be 3 or 4 years old by August 31.
    • Families must apply and qualify based on income.

    Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Preschool

    Free preschool is available to qualifying families at seven locations in the Kent School District. 

    • Children must qualify for this program with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
    • Children must be three years old. They may enter the program on or after their third birthday.

    Meridian Preschool

    Free half-day preschool is available to qualifying families at Meridian Elementary School.

    • Families must live within the Meridian Elementary School boundary.
    • Children must be 4 years old by August 31.
    • Families must apply and qualify based on income.
    • Children must be potty trained.
    • Families must provide transportation. 
    • Families must complete registration at Meridian Elementary. 

    If you have questions, contact Meridian Elementary at (253) 373-7664.

    Park Orchard Preschool

    Free half-day preschool is available to qualifying families at Park Orchard Elementary School.  

    • Families must live within the Park Orchard Elementary School boundary.
    • Children must be 4 years old by August 31.
    • Families must apply and qualify based on income.
    • Children must be potty trained.
    • Families must provide transportation.
    • Families must complete registration at Park Orchard.

    If you have questions, contact Park Orchard Elementary at (253) 373-7473.

    Tuition Options

    Conk Kids Daycare

    Preschool is available at Kentwood High School for a cost.

    • Children must be between 1 and 5 years old.
    • Families must complete registration at Kentwood. 

    If you have questions, contact Kentwood at (253) 373-7732.

    Little Charger Preschool

    Preschool is available at Kentridge High School for a cost. 

    • Children must be 3 years and 6 months old by September 1
    • Children must be potty trained.
    • Families must complete registration at Kentridge. 

    If you have questions, contact Kentridge at (253) 373-4235.

    Peer Model Preschool

    Preschool is available at seven locations in the Kent School District for a cost. 

    • Children must be four years old by August 31.
    • Children must be potty trained. 

     

Last Modified on March 29, 2019