Registration for 2019-20 preschool at the Maryville Early Childhood Center will be 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, February 11 through 15 at Maryville Early Childhood Center, 418 East Second Street.

Opportunities for free preschool classrooms will be available again for the 2019-20 school year. Two classrooms will have no charge, while two classrooms will continue to be tuition based. Placement in the free preschool program will be based on screenings. The lottery system will be utilized for the remaining spots in the tuition-based classrooms once the free classrooms have been filled.

Once registered, appointments will be made for the students to be screened, prior to placement in any of the classrooms.

The Maryville Early Childhood Center Preschool provides age-appropriate educational activities through instruction and play for children three through five years of age. The preschool teachers have been trained in the emerging language and literacy curriculum, which prepares preschoolers for success in kindergarten by giving them a strong foundation in oral language and literacy. The curriculum addresses all developmental domains with theme-based units, children’s literature and multisensory activities. This multi-age integrated preschool experience creates an engaging environment with activity and play-based learning.

The preschool program consists of a five day a week, full day program which runs from 7:55 am to 2:40 pm.

A before and after school program is available. It operates from 6:30 to 7:25 am and 2:40 to 5:30 pm.

Children need to be at least three years of age before August 1, 2019, completely toilet trained and participate in a developmental screening on March 4 to be eligible to attend.

Children may be a resident of Maryville or surrounding areas to attend the preschool program.

Parents should bring their child’s immunization records, birth certificate and social security number when registering. Please call the school office with any questions at 660-562-3915.