McLean County Unit District 5 Early Learning Program
    Available for students ages 3 to 5
    Transportation Provided
    Eligibility is Based on Family Need

    For more information about the McLean County Unit District No. 5 Early Learning Pre-K Program,
    please call 309.557.4144
    Twitter:  @u5earlylearning
    2020-21 School Year Re-Opening Plan:  
    PreK students will attend Monday-Friday. The ½ day program will attend their regular schedule (7:45-10:15 and 11:45-2:15) while the full day PreK program will run from 7:45 am-12:00 pm. Each day staff will provide families and students with an additional learning activity that they can do at home (approximately 20 minutes).
    August 4, 2020              Walk-in Registration 3-6 pm at your school
    August 17-24, 2020       Teacher Institute Days
    August 24-28 , 2020      Week 1: Remote Learning(not in person): A balanced approach for parents and students to learn about our EL program and time to connect with the teacher.
    ● Virtual Open House and program orientation
    ● Getting Ready for Early Learning activities
    August 31, 2020            First Day of Early Learning Classrooms-IN PERSON
    Unit 5 offers a fun and exciting Pre-Kindergarten program for qualifying students ages three to five. This program is available free of charge to eligible students living within District boundaries. PreK staff determines eligibility and student acceptance into the program. Placement is based on student need.

    The purpose of Unit 5's Early Learning program is to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for young children. Students are given the chance to become successful and build self-confidence. This program is designed to increase student opportunities, help prepare for future achievements, and meet individual needs and goals in eight domains of learning. 


    Early Learning Brochure


    Click on Creative Curriculum for more information 

    Creative Curriculum Parent Letter

    Teaching Strategies GOLD is the authentic, ongoing, observation-based assessment system used by the early learning program. 

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