Preschool Programs

The Madison City Schools Early Beginnings Preschool program provides a developmentally appropriate, inclusive environment for students with and without disabilities. The program uses a research-based preschool curriculum to provide the basic framework for language rich skill-based instruction using age appropriate learning activities. Our goal is to provide a balanced variety of developmentally appropriate experiences designed to foster learning and social development for all children.

Students who exhibit at least a 25% delay in two or more developmental areas and have qualified for Special Education services may be placed in the Early Beginnings program at ages 3 or 4 as determined by their Individualized Education Program (IEP) team. The five developmental areas are Adaptive skills, Personal-Social skills, Communication skills, Motor skills and Cognitive skills. If you think your child may have a disability or a significant delay in one or more of these areas please contact the Special Education department at Central Office.

Students without disabilities who wish to participate in the Early Beginnings program must be 4 years of age on or before September 1 and must apply using the PK/Preschool application.  Students will be chosen at random during the application window. Remaining applicants and students turning in applications after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list and chosen at random as slots become available.

For further information on preschool Special Education services, please review the Preschool Brochure.