About Wright City Early Childhood
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).
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.