Western Boone County Community Schools recognize the importance of early childhood education in building a strong foundation for future academic success. Granville Wells and Thorntown Elementary Schools provide academic-based preschool programs for children who are four years of age by August 1st of the upcoming school year.
Students build and strengthen academic foundations through a blend of hands-on, play-based experiences and teacher-directed classroom instruction and activities. Preschool instructors use Pearson Education’s OWL curriculum as well as the Foundations to Indiana Academic Standards to design developmentally-appropriate classroom activities that make early learning fun. Instructors also collaborate with kindergarten teachers to determine essential early literacy and mathematics skills to ensure that students are ready for success when they enter kindergarten.
The community-based preschool programs follow the same school calendar as our K-12 program. Students attend a full school day, Monday through Friday. Children enrolled may ride the school bus to and from school.
Enrollment is open to students who turn four by August 1st of the enrollment year. Students who are five years of age by August 1st of the enrollment year may enroll in kindergarten. A birth certificate is required at the time of registration. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class. If necessary, a lottery will be held in June to determine class enrollment, and parents will be notified of their child’s enrollment status.
Tuition for the community-based preschool programs require a down payment of $50 due in June of the enrollment year. Monthly tuition fees also apply and must be paid by the first day of each month, beginning in August. Monthly tuition fees are available by calling the school office or District Administration Office. A one-time supply fee also applies and covers the cost of all classroom-related supplies and materials for the year. Please contact either school's office any time during school hours for further registration information.