The Russellville School District Preschool program is a full day of high quality preschool (Level 3 AR Better Beginnings). The program includes special needs services and the school district child nutrition program on site. The curriculum used in the preschool program is aligned to RSD K-12 curriculum and is taught by teachers fully licensed in Early Childhood Education. Assistants in the room with the teachers are licensed or highly qualified, with the maximum staff to student ratio of 1-to-10. Students enrolled in the preschool program will have the same school year and school day as the rest of the district. All classrooms are located on RSD K-4 campuses with a full-time registered nurse and safe room on site. To be eligible, students must be 3 or 4 years old by August 1 of each school year. Openings are available at all levels, including a no cost level (eligibility of program qualifications), a sliding fee scale level, and full fee level.
Our daily schedule includes work station based learning, large and small group instruction, and gross motor/outdoor time. Students are served breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.
-We build strong connections with families.
-We meet state academic standards.
-We have theme based learning units.
-Caring for classroom pets
-Learning to work in a group and independently