• Pre-K Opportunities

    Looking for Pre-K opportunities? There are several options available in Maize USD 266

    Pre-K classes for 4-year-olds run four days a week, Monday-Thursday and one Friday a semester. Three-year-olds can enroll in either two day or four day sessions. The morning session is from 8:15-11:25am, the afternoon session is 12:25-3:35pm. We do not have all day Pre-K, nor can we allow parents to enroll their child into both morning and afternoon sessions.

    Fee-Based Pre-Kindergarten

    The purpose of the Fee-Based Pre-Kindergarten Program is to provide a high-quality, school-based early learning program for preschool aged children who are not eligible for the State Pre-Kindergarten program or Early Childhood Special Education program in the Maize School District. Details in reference to this program are as follows:

    • The Fee-Based Pre-Kindergarten program will be offered at a rate of $250 per month for 4 days a week and $125 for two days a week (3-year-olds only) 
    • Students must be 3 or 4 years old as of August 31, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year and must reside in the Maize School District.
    • To be placed in the program, all paperwork and non-refundable payment of $250 or $125 is due upon enrollment.
    • Busing is not available for this program.

    State Pre-Kindergarten

    Students must turn 3- or 4-years-old by August 31, 2022. The students eligible for this program must meet one of the following criteria:

    • The parent was a teenager at the time of child’s birth.
    • Lives in a single-parent household
    • Limited English proficiency
    • Meets criteria for Federal free lunch program
    • Developmental Delay (as determined by assessment)
    • Parent(s) does not have a high school degree or GED

    This program is Kansas grant funded and has limited spots available. If your only qualifier is reduced lunches, there is a chance this may not be funded by the state and you would have to pay the monthly fee. Busing available.

    Early Childhood Special Education

    Maize Early Childhood Special Education is designed for children 3-to 5-years-of-age who qualify for services in areas such as communicating, learning, hearing, seeing, moving, or socializing. 

    If you live in the Renwick or Maize school district and have concerns with your child in areas of cognition, motor, social behaviors, adaptive/self-help, or speech skills, the first step is to have your child attend a Bright Start screening. For more information, please call (316)722-3105 or email brightstart@usd266.com to arrange a screening.

     

     

  • Enrollment and Documents

    Enrollment for new students to MECC for the 2022-23 school year is currently closed. We are now full for next year, but if you'd like to be put on a waitlist, please email your name, your child's name, their birthdate, and your phone number to tstewart@usd266.com. If spots come available over the summer, we will contact those on the waitlist in the order received to offer a placement when we return in August. Please click here for more information on what documents are needed to complete enrollment after online is completed. 

    Please call (316) 722-3105 with questions. 

     

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    Co-Teaching

    The teachers and staff co-teach together to offer an inclusive learning environment for all children. 

    During co-teaching times two certified teachers are present in the classroom, and they work together through the teaching process: planning, teaching, and assessing progress. Students frequently have different learning styles and preferences. Co-teaching allows those different needs to be more easily met. 

    Teachers working with pre-k students around a table

Ms. CoCo teaching Pre-K students