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)



Enrollment Requirements
  • Proof of income (last 30 days, of every adult living in home.  If not working a notarized statement.  If you get paid weekly the last four check stubs, if bi-weekly the last two check stubs, income taxes  for 2013, self employed will need a copy of filed taxes along with schedule C.)
  • 3 and 4 yrs (Must be 3 and 4 yrs by August 1st)
  • Utility Bill
  • Up-to-date shots (reviewed by Nurse) (If the child is 4, they must have the shots that are due after their 4th birthday to be up-to-date.)
  • Current Physical (reviewed by Nurse)
  • Birth certificates
  • Social security card (if you have it)
  • ArKids card (if you have it)
You must have ALL DOCUMENTATION in order to get in the door.  Please bring copies of the required documents.

Forms for you to take to a notary and get notarized are available at Early Childhood Center (ECC).  The form must be notarized before you come in and must be within 30 days of the day of registration.
Any questions please call (479) 750-8889




Pre -k registration

Registration will be held at the respective schools beginning @ 7:30 A.M.

Monitor June 9
Bayyari June 10
Jones June 11
P.Hills June 12
Turnbow June 13
Elmdale June 16
Westwood June 17
T.G. Smith June 18
J. Tyson June 19
Shaw June 20
Sonora  June 23
Young June 24
J.O. Kelly June 25
ECC (4yr old) June 26
ECC (3yr old) June 27