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Important Preschool Information:


When does my child attend preschool? The District is offering a full-day program and a half-day program. The full-day program will be 5 days per week and the half-day program will be 4 half-days per week (no preschool on Wednesdays). The half-day program is an integrated preschool program (7 students with an IEP and 7 typically developing students). Both preschool classrooms follow the same school calendar as Reading Elementary.


How old does my child need to be to attend? Students that live in Reading and will be 4 or 5 years old by September 30, 2022, will have priority. Priority will be given as follows: Reading 4 and 5 year-olds;  Reading 3 year-olds; staff 4 year-olds; staff 3 year-olds; open enrollment for 4-year-olds; open enrollment for 3-year-olds. 


Preschoolers with a disability are eligible for the program when they turn 3 years of age. All non-disabled children must be 3 years of age on or before September 30, 2022, to enter the lottery.


How much does the Reading Preschool cost?  Tuition for the full-day program is $5000 ($500/month for 10 months) and the half-day program is $2500 ($250/month for 10 months). A deposit of $100 for full-day and $50 for half-day is required by February 18, 2022, and will be deducted from the annual amount.  Monthly payments are due on the 10th day of each month. 


How do I find the lottery? There will be a link posted on the district website on January 13 by 11:00 am. The link will take you to a brief Google Form.  Families will be notified of acceptance into the program on February 1, 2022. 


Tuition rates are subject to change pending board approval.


Additional Preschool options for Reading families can be found here: Preschool Options


Specific questions should be directed to Kim Bell at 842-5100 or [email protected]