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Half-Day Preschool

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rockwood Half-Day Preschool provides a comprehensive three hour program that develops an increased understanding of the world by involving children in a variety of rich academic and social experiences, all within a warm welcoming environment.

Now Enrolling​ for the 2018​-2019 School Year!​​

(Children should be 3 by July 31st.)

What are the qualifications of the teachers?

All Rockwood Early Childhood teachers are certified with the State of Missouri in Early Childhood and/or Early Childhood Special Education. Many of our teachers have more advanced degrees including National Board Certification! Classrooms are staffed with at least one teacher and one assistant.

What will my child be learning while at school?

Rockwood has developed our own curriculum that is board approved and aligned to the Rockwood Kindergarten curriculum. Our curriculum includes:

  • Support for Social /Emotional development, self- regulation and problem solving skills
  • Language and literacy curriculum components emphasize the development of oral language, vocabulary, reading and writing for a purpose, phonemic awareness, concepts of print and pre-reading skills
  • Discover science curriculum includes exploring, predicting and problem solving
  • Art, music, movement, dramatic and imaginative pretend play are an integral part of the program
  • Technology – We are preparing the learner of tomorrow through the use of touch –screen computer screens and Smartboards in every classroom.

Student at a SmartBoard 

How will you differentiate for my child in activities?

Young children learn and develop at different rates. Some children will need extra support to learn. Our highly trained teachers pay attention to all aspects of your child’s development.

The Early Childhood department also offers several support systems to meet your child’s individual needs:

  • Screening
  • Mentoring
  • Team meetings with families to address academic concerns
  • Team meetings with families to address behavioral concerns
  • Curricular assessments
  • Transitions for children going to kindergarten

Where are classrooms located?

Half-Day Preschool serves families in the communities of Ballwin, Chesterfield, Eureka, Wildwood, Manchester, Ellisville, Fenton and surrounding areas with high quality preschool. Rockwood Early Childhood has two main campuses: Clarkson Valley and Vandover, but we are also located in many different locations. View locations near you.

What is tuition?

Rockwood Early Childhood is a fee based program. It is our goal to provide high quality preschool education for all children at an affordable price. View the applications for complete pricing. 

Is there a place where I can see the policies of the Rockwood Early Childhood program?

Rockwood Early Childhood has a complete handbook of policies for the program. View a copy of the Family Ha​ndbook.