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Preschool-Aged At Risk 2023-24 Criteria

Children must meet one or more of the at-risk criteria listed below. Documentation for the criterion met for each child will need to be available for auditors.

  • The family qualifies for the free lunch program.
  • The custodial parent is unmarried at the time of enrollment.
  • The student has been referred by the Division of Children’s Services for educational services.
  • At least one parent was a teen when the student was born.
  • At least one parent is lacking a GED or high school diploma at the time of enrollment.
  • The student has limited English proficiency-based on assessments.
  • The student qualifies for services under the Migrant Education Program.
  • The student is developmentally delayed based on assessments but not at the level of qualifying for special education services.
  • The child is experiencing homelessness.

Three and four year old preschool is supported through a Kansas State grant. For more information on the 3 and 4 Year Old Preschool Assistance Application, please contact Stasi Willmon, principal of the Piper Early Childhood Education Center at