Pre-K registration begins March 2

Liberty Pre-K offers a wonderful opportunity for children to develop important academic and social skills that will benefit them throughout their school career.

Registration for full and half day pre-kindergarten programs begins March 2 and continues until April 15. At registration, parents will be asked for their preference. Options include:

  • Full day Pre-K: 8:05 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
  • Morning half day Pre-K: 8-10:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon half day Pre-K: 12-2:35 p.m.

Eligible pre-kindergarten students must be district residents and turn 4 years old before Dec. 1, 2020.

Because demand for the full day program typically exceeds the available seats, requests for the full day program are placed in a lottery. The drawing is April 17.

To be considered for the full day program you must register by April 15 and have submitted all required paperwork. For the half day program, the parent’s preference (morning or afternoon) is considered, but cannot always be accommodated.

How to register for prekindergarten

Pre-K registration is held at Liberty School District’s Registration Office, 115 Buckley St., Liberty. To make an appointment call Heather Austin at 292-5400, ext. 2331.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

  • A copy of the parent/guardian’s photo ID
  • The child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of residency (i.e. utility bill or rental lease)
  • Immunization records, including proof of lead screen
  • Copy of recent physical exam
  • Custody papers, if applicable

Half day or full day?

So which is best, full day or half day Pre-K? Ultimately that decision depends on the unique traits of your child.

The primary difference is simply the length of the school day. At Liberty Elementary School, all Pre-K students enjoy a high quality Pre-K experience focused on social interaction and language development.

Students in the full and half day programs receive the same opportunities for instruction through daily structured play. All students engage in social activities such as literacy learning centers, construction sites, science exploration and experiments, dramatic play, songs, games, movement and interactive applications on classroom technology. Students interact and speak with their peers and teachers throughout their day, which helps promote strong language skills.