Pre-K Mission Statement

The Springdale Pre-K Program in partnership with students, parents and community, will promote social,
emotional, academic, and developmental skills so students are prepared for their future.

Message from the Director- Darlene Fleeman

The purpose of the Springdale Early Childhood Program is to help children get a head start in the world of education and to develop life-long social skills through personal experiences.  I get to experience this each day as the Director of the Springdale Early Childhood Center.  This is a wonderful job and over the past 9 years I have observed caring teachers do whatever it takes to make a positive difference in the lives of pre-k children.  The classrooms are engaging learning environments where academics, social skills, and learning combine with fun to make each day an adventure.  Our parents are a huge part of our program because we realize that parents are the child's first teacher.  Together with the parents, students, and community we can make a difference in the lives of the students and make your child's first educational experience outstanding. 

General Information

The Springdale public school Pre-K program currently serves eight hundred forty (840) students at thirteen (13) locations. All of the sites are quality approved through Arkansas’s Better Beginnings. Each classroom has twenty (20) students enrolled and is instructed by a state licensed teacher and a paraprofessional that has their Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or sixty (60) hours of college courses. Daily Activities are planned according to Arkansas Early Childhood Education Framworks, the adopted curriculum, Open the World of Learning, Common Core Unites and various other sources of activity ideas.

Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning- Third Edition (DIAL-3)
(Administered within forty-five (45) days of enrollment)
   Kindergarten Readiness Indicators Checklist (KRIC)
(Administered in the fall and spring)
English language learners are assessed using the MAC II
(Administered in the fall and spring)
The Work Sampling System
(Administered in the fall, winter, and spring)