All tuition-based classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis in the order families are on the interest list. We offer 2, 3, and 5 days a week tuition-based classes. In addition, we do have a few spots available in our 5 days a week afternoon classes for tuition-free options. These spots are available for families who qualify for free and reduced lunch. For more information regarding the free and reduced lunch guidelines, please click here.
If you would be interested in more information regarding this option, please reach out to the Early Childhood office at the time of enrollment.
Current prices can be found below.
Title One - No Cost
The Title Program is a federally funded program that provides early educational intervention to children that qualify based on the scores they received on the DIAL screening. This program is NOT income-based and is also not special education. Title students learn in a smaller adult-to-student ratio. Experiences in this program promote development in speech and language, decision-making, and problem-solving skills. This program is designed to prepare children for successful school entry.
Peer Model Program- no cost
The Peer Model Preschool Program is specifically part of the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program. The Peer Model program serves preschool children with disabilities, by providing typically developing children an opportunity to interact with same-age peers who are receiving specialized instruction in a developmentally appropriate preschool classroom. Peer model students provide positive peer interactions; demonstrate play skills, and model appropriate speech/language and behavior for children with special needs. Peer models are selected based on the specific needs of the classroom and not on a first-come, first, serve basis.
Requirements for Peer Model Students:
Functioning on or above age level in all developmental areas; personal-social, adaptive, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, expressive language, and receptive language.
Should not display any behaviors that would require staff to divert attention on a regular basis.
Participate in the classroom routine with minimal prompting from staff.
Requirements for Parent(s) of Peer Model Students:
Keep all information that pertains to the students enrolled in the ECSE program and their families, CONFIDENTIAL.
Provide transportation to and from school.
Complete Nixa School District enrollment
Commit to having your child attend the program when it's in session
ECSE – Early Childhood Special Education, no cost
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is a program designed to address the developmental learning needs of children ages 3-5. Children who qualify for center-based ECSE services do not need to be toilet trained to attend. Certificated staff works closely with families and community resources to enhance the social/emotional, physical, learning, and communication development of young children. Educational plans are developed and tailored to each child as an individual and specially designed services are provided accordingly at no cost to parents. We are proud of our success in providing services for ECSE students with their typically developing peers involved in our Peer Model program.