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Kelly Brooks
Early Childhood Principal / 
Director of Special Education

Early Childhood Vision

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Wright City R-II School District Early Childhood Center is committed to providing a positive classroom culture and environment for our students that promotes and teaches students social and thinking skills.  One of the best ways to teach these skills to preschool children is through play. At the Wright City R-II Early Childhood Center, our students will play, learn, and grow together!

The 2023-2024 School Year

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to the Wright City Early Childhood Center in Wright City.  We would also like to thank you for allowing us to share with you in the growth and development of your child and for your willingness to have your child participate in our programs. Your child is the center of the teaching and learning process.  Our goal is to cultivate a safe, nurturing, well-supervised, and caring environment that will enable children to grow socially and developmentally.  Families play a vital role in this process.  We will team up together with families to address children’s individual patterns of growth and development.  We have a committed staff of teachers and paraprofessionals who have excellent experience and education in child development.  Our teachers encourage children to participate in a variety of challenging learning experiences and strive to engage them in interesting, age-appropriate activities, both individually, and in small groups.  At Wright City Early Childhood, we are committed to preparing children for kindergarten in an environment that supports their love of learning and play.  

We are excited about the coming year and are confident that both you and your child will find the experience both enjoyable and beneficial. Please call if you have any questions or concerns! We are looking forward to partnering with you and your child on what is the beginning of their educational journey.

Thank you for sharing your child with us!

Kelly Brooks

Early Childhood Principal / Director of Special Education

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General Information

The Wright City Early Childhood Center provides a regular school setting program for 3 & 4 year old children free to residents of the Wright City R-II School District.  The program is an integrated preschool where children with disabilities participate in classes with their typically developing peers.  Wright City Early Childhood provides instruction for all students during half day sessions (3 hours morning or afternoon).

Wright City Early Childhood is thrilled to announce its expansion in January 2024! Two new classrooms will be opened to expand educational opportunities to more students in the district. These additional classrooms are made possible through the MOQPK (Missouri Quality Pre-K) Grant, which was awarded in September 2023. To be eligible for the 5 full days a week program, they must be 4 years of age by July 31, 2023 and qualify for Free & Reduced Meals. 

Our certified teaching staff prepare students so that they are Kindergarten ready.  Students with disabilities or need of therapy services will meet with the team for testing and determination of eligibility of services needed.  These students attend half day sessions as determined by the team.

Typically developing peers are invited to the program to attend three half days a week, either morning or afternoon pending availability of open class space.  Parents of typically developing peers are required to provide transportation to and from school.

We have a waitlist for the Wright City Early Childhood program for typically developing peers.  To be placed on the waitlist, students are screened by our Parents As Teachers educators.  The screening scores then determine where your child will be on the waitlist.  We do invite students to our program, from the waitlist, throughout the entire school year.

Normally, mass screenings are held in the fall and spring to build the wait list.  Families who participate in our Parents as Teachers program can have the screening done in home by their PAT educator.  Those who are not part of the PAT program, can call the Early Childhood office at 636-791-2150 to inquire about future screening times or if you have concerns about your child’s development.