Program Information

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Unity Point Preschool for All Program Information


The intention of the Preschool for All Grant is to ensure that all Illinois children develop a strong foundation for learning by providing a high-quality educational program for children who may not otherwise have access to a preschool program. The Prekindergarten program focuses on providing high-quality educational programs for children who are determined to be at risk of academic failure.  It also provides funding for programs serving families of low to moderate income whose children are not considered to be at risk academically but have limited access to a high quality preschool program.  Per grant requirements, priority will be given to families who are most at-risk of academic failure based on eligibility priority populations determined by the state.  Highest priority is given to such risk factors of high levels of poverty, children experiencing homelessness, youth in care, children with developmental delays, and for children entering kindergarten in the Fall.


The Unity Point Pre-k program provides a classroom schedule with four full-day classrooms in session from

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Early morning care beginning at 7:00 a.m. and after school care from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. is available through the Kidz Klub program at an additional fee.  Free breakfast, lunch and snack is offered to all children in the program.


Parents will be expected to receive one home visit before school begins. At this home visit, teachers will discuss your child’s needs, read books together and answer any questions you might have concerning our program.  Parents are also expected to participate in parent teacher conferences twice during the school year.


The district does not provide transportation for Pre-k students, therefore it is the parents responsibility to provide transportation to and from Unity Point School.  Parents are encouraged to become involved in the program, as classroom volunteers, attending school activities and joining us on monthly field trips.


To be eligible for the program, children must be 3 to 5 years old and live in the Unity Point School District. (Proof of residency required)   If you are interested in enrolling your child, you must call the Family Center to schedule an appointment for a developmental screening.  Results of the screenings will be tabulated and parents will be telephoned if their child has been found eligible for the program.  If your child was not placed initially in the program, we will include you on our waiting list. 


All children enrolled in the program will be required to have proof of income, a copy of their birth certificate, immunization record, and a physical that has been completed within the past year before they can begin the program.  A doctor’s appointment card will be accepted if the physical cannot be completed prior to attending class. 

Family income will be calculated using any one of the following forms for evidence: pay stubs (two most recent, consecutive), proof of WIC benefit, proof of SNAP, TANF, SSI, CCAP, tax return (most recent), wages and tax statement (most recent W-2), verification/letter from employer, proof of Medicaid (a medical card with the child’s name does not prove income eligibility), or a signed written statement from the family that there is no income.


A hearing, vision, and dental screening will be available during regular Pre-Kindergarten screening days.



Any further questions please call:

(618) 529-4151 ext. 212

Pre-K Staff