Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center Preschool
Preschool is offered for children three and four years of age at Duncan Lake Early Childhood Center (DLECC). This is a tuition-based program and children attend two or three half days per week. Extended and full day options are available for four-year-olds to prepare them for full-day Kindergarten. The curriculum is aligned to the Caledonia Community Schools (CCS) Kindergarten curriculum and addresses early literacy, language development, math application, and gross and fine motor skills.
Current Year Enrollment
Families are invited to enroll at any time during the year based on availability. Please see "New Student Enrollment".
Jan 4, 2021 Early Registration - Current preschool families, and families that have previously enrolled an older sibling, are invited to begin enrolling. A new registration link will be posted at noon on January 4th on this page.
Feb 1, 2021 Enrollment opens for the community - All families in the Caledonia community and the surrounding neighborhoods are invited to enroll for fall 2021.
New Student Enrollment
Please visit our online enrollment page.
Classroom assignments are shared in your Brightwheel account. If you have not registered your child yet, please do so! If you need a new invitation, please email the office.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
First day of Preschool 2020 is September 8th & September 9th.
MONTHLY TUITION PAYMENTS
Please make sure you have signed up for AUTOPAY in Brightwheel by the end of August. The first tuition payment is due on 9/1.
PRESCHOOL PICK UP AND DROP OFF
Please review our Pick up and drop off map for important changes for this school year
How do I use Brightwheel to check my child in and out of school?
Please watch this helpful video created by our staff:
Three-Year-Old Preschool Classes
Age 3 by 9/1/2020
2-day: M/W afternoon 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2-day: T/Th morning 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2-day: T/Th morning/extended split 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (morning) or 1:00 PM (extended)
3-day: M/W/F morning 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Four-Year-Old Preschool Classes
Age 4 by 9/1/2020
2-day: T/Th morning 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2-day: T/Th extended day 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2-day: T/Th all day 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
3-day: M/W/F morning 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
3-day: M/W/F afternoon 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3-day: M/W/F extended day 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
October 12 & 15 *Special Event* Fire Trucks visit the preschool!
Additional event dates during the school year are TBD and will be posted here at a later date. Please refer to the Caledonia Community Schools district calendar for schedule holidays and breaks. If Caledonia is closed for the day or if they have a half day, Preschool will not be in session.
Back to School Supply List
*Cleaning wipes are an optional supply
Payments are collected via auto pay in your child's Brightwheel account on the 1st of each month (September - May).
Three Year Old, 2 half days = $105/month or $945 total
Three Year Old, 3 half days = $145/month or $1,305 total
Four Year Old, 2 extended days = $145/month or $1,305 total
Four Year Old, 2 full days = $225/month or $2,025 total
Four Year Old, 3 half days = $145/month or $1,305 total
Four Year Old, 3 extended days = $225/month or $2,025 total
School Closing and Delays
There are certain days built into the preschool calendar that are predetermined days off (professional development, holidays, etc.) and are not made up.
School closings and delays are made to assure the safety of children. You must make your own judgment about driving in hazardous weather situations. If bad weather begins and you wish to pick your child up early, please feel free to do so. The decision to close because of snow or other emergency is in accordance with the Caledonia Community Schools.
In the event of snow or other emergency, please note the following:
- If Caledonia Community Schools are closed, DLECC will be closed, please note there will be no make up for days we have to close.
- If Caledonia Community Schools are delayed 2 hours, there will be NO a.m. preschool, however, afternoon preschool will run their regular schedule.
- If Caledonia Community Schools are delayed 2 hours, extended day preschool or all day preschool will begin session at 11:00 a.m., with an abbreviated day ending at regular dismissal times.
- If Caledonia Community Schools close early due to snow or other emergency, DLECC will close early. Parents will be contacted.