Lyon County Head Start/Preschool offers exciting experiences for 3 and 4-year-old children who qualify at 130% of the poverty level. The preschool is located in Lyon County Elementary School. Certified teachers and qualified staff work together to offer children the best possible learning environment. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, from 7:45-11:15 a.m. Breakfast and lunch are offered daily and limited transportation is provided. Parent participation in the program is required and is essential for its success. Lyon County Head Start/Preschool is affiliated with the Audubon Area Head Start. For more information, please call Opal Hammonds, Family Advocate, at (270) 388-8471.
State Preschool Program (KERA Preschool): State preschool is targeted to two groups of eligible children who are entitled to services if their parents choose to enroll them: 4-year-olds, who are at 160% of the poverty level and 3 or 4-year-olds with disabilities, regardless of income. The preschool program is designed to reduce barriers to learning by providing developmentally appropriate preschool educationalong with screeningand coordination of health and social services. Classes run Monday through Thursday from 8:00-11:00 or 12:00-3:00. Lunch is served to both classes and limited transportation offered. Tuition seats are available for 3 and 4-year-olds who do not qualify for Head Start or KERA preschool programs. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis and require a $100 monthly fee. Class sessions meet for three hours, Monday through Thursday. Limited transportation is provided for an additional monthly fee. All Preschool programs operate for 128 days and follow district decisions for snow days and holidays. Classes usually begin the week after K-12 students begin and will conclude before the end of spring term. Tina Peery is the Preschool Program Director and Beth Dunning is the Administrative Assistant. For more information they can be reached at (270)-388-9715 Ext. 329.