Walk into Trailwoods on a Tuesday or Thursday, you will find the older students taking part of their day working in the school store, learning about stage blocking or even checking the moisture levels of their plant projects.
Congratulations are in order for Mr. Kevin Hogan! Last week, Mr. Hogan was randomly chosen to win a free two-year lease at Two Light Luxury Apartments as a part of the Kansas City Power & Light District partnership with KCPSEF.
The Bears have scored 82 goals all season, while opponents have only scored 16 against the Bears. They'll play their first district game on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The KCPS Early Learning System offers opportunities for students from birth to five-years-old. Early Learning includes two Montessori locations, three Head Start locations, ten Pre-Kindergarten locations, and the Parents as Teachers Program.
The Neighborhood Pre-K program serves students ages 3-4 and promotes independent learning and exploration to provide students the tools needed to enter Kindergarten ready to learn and to help your child grow as a lifelong learner. Students must be three or four years old on or before July 31 to qualify for Pre-K.
Educational opportunities are presented which are aligned to the Missouri Early Learning Standards. In order to ensure only high-quality educational programming is used in Pre-K classrooms, all curriculum is approved by MO DESE for use with Pre-K aged children. Our program offerings vary by school and are listed below by location.
*Pre-K Students at Emmanuel are automatically enrolled in Carver Dual Language for Kindergarten. If preferred, students can change to the elementary school in their boundary zone or choose a different signature school option during the priority enrollment window.
P3 & P4 classes offered.
Operation Breakthrough partners with KCPS for no cost Pre-K for income eligible four-year-olds.
The current partner school is Wendell Phillips for Pre-K.
*Pre-K Students at Operation Breakthrough/Wendell Phillips are automatically enrolled in Kindergarten in the elementary school in their boundary zone, families can apply for Kindergarten in a Signature School option during the priority enrollment window.
Head Start is one of the most successful and longest-running national school readiness programs in the United States. Using a “whole child” model, Head Start is designed to increase kindergarten readiness and socialization in children ages 3 to 5. This is accomplished through a rich preschool learning environment, combined with social-emotional wellness, health, nutrition, crisis intervention and family engagement services. This program is based on income eligibility, please see these guidelines.
What is the curriculum used in the Head Start Programs?
Head Start uses the Project Construct Curriculum, which is based on the idea that ‘hands-on, minds-on’ learning experiences help students with core content instruction as well as learning how to work together with adults and peers. Project Construct® is an approved curriculum by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and is aligned to the Head Start and Missouri Early Learning Goals that support kindergarten readiness. Head Start also utilizes the Project Approach, Conscious Discipline® and Trauma Smart®.
This program for 3- and 4-year-olds is a method of education helping young learners by developing qualities of self-worth, order, concentration, coordination and independence. Emphasizing independence, it supports children naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a sufficiently supportive and well-prepared learning environment. Children who are age 3 when entering the program are classified as P3. Children who are age 4 when entering the program are classified as P4.
Early Head Start
The Early Head Start (EHS) program is uniquely designed to meet the comprehensive needs of teen parents and their children. This program has two classrooms at Central High School, serving sixteen infants and toddlers.
This program is a parenting education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten. The program is operated in the family’s home and various locations throughout the school system.
Early Childhood Special Education
This program serves students ages 3-5 (not Kindergarten eligible) who meet the eligibility criteria to be identified as a student with a disability under the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) and the Missouri State Plan. For more information, please contact the Early Childhood Special Education office at (816) 418-5292.