One of the most important things parents can do for their children is prepare them for kindergarten by age 5. Statistically, those students are 17% more likely to graduate high school and four times more likely to graduate from college, which is why it is one of the five pillars of focus in our Strategic Plan.
MCS believes young children learn best by doing, which includes playing, exploring their interests and problem solving. The MCS preschool program strives to provide a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe and nurturing environment. We provide diverse programming that focuses on each child's social emotional well-being and physical health and growth, complemented with instruction in the core academic areas. Learn more about our program in our Frequently Asked Questions document:
There is at least one MCS preschool class at five of our elementary schools: Grissom , North View, South View, West View and East Washington Academy. If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of these classes, please click the link below to submit an application. You will be contacted within 10 business days of submission.
The preschool program at Longfellow Elementary School is run by Huffer Memorial Children's Center. If you are interested in preschool at Longfellow, please call Huffer at (765) 289-0409.
Did you know that most MCS families can access preschool funding assistance through On My Way Pre-K awards? That's right, many families get access to our high-quality preschool program without having to pay anything out of their own pocket. Do you qualify? Click here for more information and to fill out an application.
The Muncie Community Schools preschool program is also done in partnership with MuncieBY5, a community of professionals and volunteers dedicated to improving awareness of the importance of early childhood education throughout Muncie and Delaware County. Learn more about early childhood development and access a variety of resources by visiting muncieby5.org/.