Early Learning & Preschool Programs
The sooner education becomes part of a child’s life, the more likely they are to succeed.
Our district offers several early learning opportunities to help families prepare their children for their futures.
Early Learning Center
The Early Learning Center (ELC) is home to the district's early learning initiatives, including:
- half-day developmental preschool and
- half-day and full-day Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)
- full-day Transitional Kindergarten
These programs help eligible young children and their families be prepared for their first day of kindergarten.
The ELC also is home to a Club Discovery Preschool operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties.
Tapteal Elementary is home to additional ECEAP classrooms. Families wishing to enroll their child in that program should contact the ELC.
Jason Lee Elementary
Jason Lee Elementary is a neighbor to the Van Giesen Club Discovery Preschool program operated by Boys & Girls Club of Benton & Franklin Counties.