Windsor C-1 School District Early Childhood Education
Program Contact Information
Janelle Dinwiddie, Process Coordinator
Phone: (636)464-2951 ext. 4500
The Windsor C-1 School District has two types of early childhood programs, and both programs are housed at Freer Elementary. The first program is Early Childhood Special Education. Children are eligible for this program if they are between the ages of 3 years old and 5 years old, and have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) for special needs in at least one area. ECSE is a half day program, Monday – Thursday. In each session, at least 3 children also attend who do not have special needs. These children are chosen from a waiting list after having been screened by Parents as Teachers. Our second early childhood program is Title One Pre-Kindergarten. Children are found eligible for this program if they score below the 50th percentile (average) in any one area (Motor, Concepts or Language) on the DIAL-4 Screener completed by Parents as Teachers. Children are automatically eligible if their family qualifies as low income (WIC or food stamps), English Language Learners, or homeless. Please take a look at our Early Childhood Handbook (link found below) for more information about our program including upcoming events.
A new addition to our Early Childhood Handbook (10/1/15): In accordance with MO SB 341 section 210.003.1, the Windsor C-1 Early Childhood and Title 1 programs will notify parents and guardians, upon parent or guardian request, of whether there are children currently enrolled in or attending the facility that have filed an immunization exemption.
Below are contact links for each of our Early Childhood Special Education teachers:
Below are contact links for each of our Title One Pre-k teachers:
Upcoming Early Childhood Events:
Grandparent Gathering: Barnowski, Belmar, Flamm, and Darnton will be
Friday, 9/15/17 from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. in the Freer Cafeteria.
Boyette, Davis and Rosvall will be Friday, 9/22/17 from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. in the Freer Cafeteria.
Story Time With Mindy or Cathy (PAT) will be held several times per year for the children in the ECSE and Title One classes. Your child’s teacher will send home information regarding the dates and times. PAT families are also welcome to attend story times.
The Bubble Bus will visit Freer Elementary in October and again in the spring in conjunction with the fall Book Fair. Look for information to be sent home with your child. Date and time to be determined. ECSE, Title One and PAT families are welcome.
Stuckmeyer’s Pumpkin Patch: $7.50 per child ages one and older for wagon ride and small pumpkin. $5 per adult for wagon ride only (no pumpkin). Playing in Fort Spooky is free. Friday, 10/6/17, at 9:30 AM. PAT families, ECSE and Title One families are all welcome.
Windsor Early Childhood Night at the Magic House, Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. – ***Free to all PAT, ECSE and Title One children and their families!***
Winter Wonderland – December 7, 2017. The time will be announced closer to the event. A night of fun holiday activities for families of PAT, Title One and ECSE Classes. The event will be held at Freer Elementary in the evening.
Freer Dance – A fun night of dancing and activities for families. Date and time in January or February 2018 to be determined.
Spring Fling: To be held at a park in late April, 2018. Fun games and activities for PAT, ECSE and Title One families. DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Freer Carnival – Date and time in May, 2018, to be announced.
Preschool Graduation: DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED. Early Childhood will hold a graduation ceremony in May, 2018 at Freer Elementary for the students who will move on to kindergarten in the fall of 2018.
Other family involvement activities including class parties for Halloween and Valentine’s Day will be scheduled during the year.
OTHER HELPFUL LINKS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILIES:
Parents As Teachers, Janelle Dinwiddie – Coordinator
Mindy Ford and Cathy Theiss, Parent Educators
email for Mindy Ford: firstname.lastname@example.org
email for Cathy Theiss: email@example.com
Windsor Head Start
(Income based preschool serving Windsor C-1 and Fox C-6 families on the Windsor Campus)
933 Windsor Harbor Rd.
Imperial, MO 63052
Main Head Start