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Penn PALS Community Preschool

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FOCUS AND MISSION 

Penn PALS Community Preschool mission is: Serving youngsters with special needs in an inclusive setting with their general education preschool peers. We educate both Exceptional Education and General Education preschool students side-by-side, supporting the Exceptional Ed students with the appropriate challenge, support, and accommodation. Click to see a video montage of the program.

 

PALS stands for Promoting Academic Learning Skills to reflect the program’s focus on educational readiness. Some other words to describe the Penn PALS experience are IMAGINE, EXPLORE, and ENGAGE! Youngsters who attend Penn PALS Community Preschool at P-H-M learn and grow! 

 

Penn-Harris-Madison offers free speech and language screenings for three, four, and five-year-old children who reside within P-H-M boundariesClick here for more information.

 

CURRICULUM

To promote kindergarten readiness for students, we will provide a curriculum crucial for development that includes cognitive, social, emotional, physical and language activities, in an atmosphere conducive to academic and social engagement. 

 

We will continue to utilize the Early Learning Foundations outlined by the state of Indiana that are based on Kindergarten academic standards. Classrooms embrace the SPARK, Everyday Mathematics, and Fundations curriculum to create meaningful lessons.

 

PennPALS Community Preschool is a half-day program. It is only open to P-H-M resident students (students must live within the P-H-M district).

 

LOCATIONS, OPERATING HOURS, AGE REQUIREMENTS, & PRICING:

  • Two days per week: $115.00 monthly
  • Three days per week: $130.00 monthly
  • Four days per week: $145.00 monthly
     

Bittersweet Elementary School:

  • Ages 2 & 3 (child must be 2 by March 1, 2020)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. ​
  • Ages 2 ½ – 4 (child must be 2 by March 1, 2020)
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays,  12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 3 & 4 (child must be three by September 1, 2020)
    • Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 4 & 5 (child must be four by September 1, 2020)
    • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    • Monday – Thursday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

       

Elm Road Elementary School:

  • Age 3 (child must be 3 by March 1, 2020)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. ​

  • Ages  3 ½ – 5 (child must be 3 1/2 by September 1, 2020)
    • Monday, Wednesday and Fridays,  9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 4 & 5 (child must be four by September 1, 2020)
    • Monday – Thursday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

       

Mary Frank Elementary School:

  • Ages 2 & 3 (child must be 2 by March 1, 2020)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. 
  • ​​Ages 3 & 4 (child must be three by September 1, 2020)
    • Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 4 & 5 (child must be four by September 1, 2020)
    • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    • Monday – Thursday, 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

       

Elsie Rogers Elementary School:

  • Ages 2 & 3 (child must be 2 by March 1, 2020)
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. 
  • Ages 3 & 4 (child must be three by September 1, 2020)
    • Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages  3 ½ – 5 (child must be 3 1/2 by September 1, 2020)
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays, 12:15 – 2:45 p.m.
  • Ages 4 & 5 (child must be four by September 1, 2020)
    • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    • Monday – Thursday 12:15 – 2:45 p.m.

2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Penn PALS runs August 31, 2020 – May 28, 2021 and follows the P-H-M vacation and recess days schedule. Click to view the Penn PALS 2020-2021 School Year Calendar. 

 

*Please note when bad weather occurs, tune into local TV stations. If Penn-Harris-Madison schools are closed, Penn PALS is also closed. If there is a 2-hour delay, there will NOT be morning preschool.
 

2020-2021 REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 10, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Parents can register their students at P-H-M’s Educational Services Center, 55900 Bittersweet Rd, Mishawaka. Please bring these items with you at the time of registration:

  • $60.00 non-refundable registration fee. Please make checks payable to Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation.  
  • Birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency are required
  • 2020-2021 Registration form
     

PAYMENT

We now offer online payment for Penn PALS fees. Click here for more details. 
 

Tuition is due the first of each month by 3:00 p.m. Payment can be made online. A tuition envelope will be provided by your child’s teacher for checks only. Please make checks payable to Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation. Cash payments can be made in the school office and a receipt will be issued. There will be no refunds for days absent. If payment is not received by the fifth day of each month at 3:00 p.m., a $25.00 late fee will be added to your account.

 

if you pay by check, please make checks payable to Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation.  

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Penn PALS Community Preschool

(574) 968-9600


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