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In compliance with WV State Board of Education Policy 2525, Pleasants County Collaborative Pre-K offers a free and appropriate public preschool program for all children turning four years of age prior to July 1st and eligible three-year-olds with special needs.  In collaboration with Appalachian Council Head Start, Pleasants County Schools offers a child-centered, developmentally appropriate pre-k program at both Belmont Elementary School and St. Marys Elementary School.  Pre-k students attend four days per week, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30AM-3:30PM.  Transportation is provided and breakfast and lunch are available at the school. 

Our program is designed to foster independence, self-esteem, social skills, and academic foundations that will serve to support healthy growth and development for a lifetime.  Using the Early Learning Standards Framework as our guide, we concentrate on a play-based model.  Our goal is to facilitate the development of the whole child (social, cognitive, adaptive, motor and language skills.)  In addition, we also explore math, science, pre-reading and writing, social studies and art concepts.
 

A Collaborative Partnership betweeen Pleasants County Schools and Appalachian Council Head Start 
 
CORE TEAM
County RepresentativeKimberly D. Kehrer, Director of Special Programs
Preschool Special Needs RepresentativeHelen Wells, School Psychologist
Head Start RepresentativeSelena Ankrom, Appalachian Council
DHHR Respresentative:  OPEN 
 

 PRE-K DATES TO REMEMBER
 

September 13, 2019 @ 8:30AM – Collaborative Meeting followed by CPR/First Aid Refresher Course

November 8, 2019 @8:30AM – Collaborative Meeting

December 13, 2019 @ 8:30AM – Creative Curriculum Training (with Tyler and Ritchie Counties) @ 1009 Maple Ave., St. Marys

February 7, 2020 @ 8:30AM – Collaborative Meeting

April 17, 2020 @ 8:30AM – Collaborative Meeting

Dr. Ball – December 3, 2019 – available to observe students, meet with teachers and/or school teams, and talk with parents
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