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Early Childhood Program

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, which is geared to help children who may be at risk for success in kindergarten. To participate in this program during their pre-kindergarten year, children must turn 4 on or before July 31. 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.

Early Childhood handbook Early Childhood Handbook 2019

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:

Kristen Barnowski



Jenny Belmar



Sarah Darnton



Brittany Rosener



Whitney Schwartz




Below are contact links for each of our Title One Pre-k teachers:

Danielle Flamm



Rachel Davis



Upcoming Early Childhood Events:

Grandparent Gathering: Flamm and Belmar will be Friday, 9/6/19 from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. in the Freer Cafeteria. Davis and Barnowski will be Friday, 9/13/18 from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. in the Freer Cafeteria. Darnton, Rosener and Schwartz will be Friday, 9/20/19 from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. in the Freer Cafeteria.

Things That Go in conjunction with Festus Co-op PAT 9/14/19 at the Herculaneum Fairgrounds/Kade’s Playground in Herculaneum. 

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 in conjunction with the fall Book Fair. (10/3/19 – tentative date from 5:30 – 6:30 P.M.) Look for information to be sent home with your child. A spring book fair will also be held. Date and time to be determined. ECSE, Title One and PAT families are welcome. 

Culver’s Fundraiser Night: Monday, October 14, 2019 from 5-8 pm at the Arnold Culver’s on Richardson Rd. Come support our program!!!

Stuckmeyer’s Pumpkin Patch: $5.00 per person ages one and older for a wagon ride. $8.00 per person if you would like a small pumpkin in addition to the wagon ride. Playing in Fort Spooky is free.  Friday, 10/4/19, at 9:30 AM. PAT families, ECSE and Title One families are all welcome. 

Christmas Activity Night – December 5, 2019.   A night of fun holiday activities for families of PAT, Title One and ECSE Classes. The event will be held at Freer Elementary from 5:30-7:30 P.M.

Freer Dance – A fun night of dancing and activities for families in February, 2020, in the evening at Freer Elementary.

Windsor Early Childhood Night at the Magic House, Thursday, March 26, 2020  6:00 – 8:00 P.M. – ***Free to all PAT, ECSE and Title One children and their families!***

Spring Fling: To be held at Kade’s Playground on Friday, May 1, 2020, from 9:30 – 11:00 AM.  PAT, ECSE and Title One families may attend. 

Freer Carnival – Date and time in May, 2020, to be announced.

Preschool Graduation: DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED. Early Childhood will hold a graduation ceremony in May, 2020 at the Windsor Intermediate Center for the students who will move on to kindergarten in the fall of 2020.

Other family involvement activities including class parties for Fall and Valentine’s Day will be scheduled during the year.




Parents As Teachers, Janelle Dinwiddie – Coordinator
Mindy Ford and Cathy Theiss, Parent Educators

email for Mindy Ford:

email for Cathy Theiss:

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