Beginning Aug. 21, full-day preschool for children who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2018, will be housed at three different Troy elementary schools.
The full-day classes are grant-funded and free of charge for students who meet eligibility criteria and household income guidelines. The program is available to students living within the Troy school district boundaries.
The first step in the enrollment process is a preschool screening.
The first Troy school to offer full-day preschool was Troy Heritage Trail Elementary School, which began offering the program in August 2017. Another full-day class opened at Troy Cronin Elementary School in March 2018. Both classes will continue to be offered for the 2018-19 school year. A new class will open at Troy Craughwell Elementary School this fall.
Troy also offers half-day preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-olds at Troy Cronin and Troy Shorewood elementary schools.
Troy Director of Early Childhood Education Pamela Maxey said the full-day preschool program is five days a week and includes free breakfast, lunch and a nutritious snack. Busing will also be provided.
Screenings will begin in early August. Interested parents may call Troy Cronin at 815-577-7314 to schedule a screening for their child.