Lottery registration open for Batavia Unit District 101's tuition-free preschool

 
Submitted by Batavia Unit District 101
Updated 11/12/2018 9:44 PM
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  • The Batavia Unit District 101 preschool at the Early Childhood Center offers a lottery system for tuition-free community spots.

    The Batavia Unit District 101 preschool at the Early Childhood Center offers a lottery system for tuition-free community spots. Courtesy of Sue Gillerlain

Families with children turning 3 or 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2019, and who currently reside in the boundaries of Batavia Unit District 101 are eligible to participate in a lottery system for tuition-free community spots at the preschool for the 2019-20 school year.

To register for the 2019-20 lottery, parents need to complete the letter of intent posted at www.bps101.net and return it to the preschool at the Early Childhood Center, located in Alice Gustafson Elementary School, before Jan. 25, 2019.

The preschool offers a language-rich, purposefully designed learning environment that is based in exploration and discovery. The academic and social-emotional curriculum is aligned with the school district's kindergarten to fifth grade curriculum and Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.

Preschool teachers hold both general education and special education teaching certificates and have earned the English as a Second Language endorsement.

Students must be potty-trained by the first day of class.

To learn more about the program and the lottery, Parents are encouraged to attend the Preschool Open House from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Early Childhood Center located within Alice Gustafson Elementary School at 905 Carlisle Road, Batavia.

Parents also can visit BPS101.net to get more information about the program and register for the lottery.

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