Helping Hands Preschool has a limited number of openings still available in the 4-year-old Pre-K program. This free preschool program is available to any child who lives in the USD 428 school district and meets the eligibility criteria.
To qualify, children must be 4 years old by Aug. 31 and cannot turn 5 before Aug. 31. Children must meet at least one other eligibility requirement:
• Family receives benefits from the Food Assistance Program (FAP) or qualifies for free school lunches at the time of enrollment
• Single parent family
• DCF written referral
• At least one parent was a teen when the child was born
• At the time of enrollment, either parent lacks a high school diploma or GED
Other than the initial $40 enrollment fee, there is no tuition fee for this program.
Helping Hands has two sessions daily, Monday through Thursday: 7:55-11:15 a.m. with breakfast served, or 11:55-3:15 p.m. with lunch served.
For more information contact Michelle Cape, program coordinator, at Washington School, 2535 Lakin Ave.