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Preschool (General Education)

The New Plymouth School District is excited to offer a general education preschool starting in September 2021.
The information on this page is specific to that program. For information on our special education preschool program, please contact Mrs. Courtney Hardman at 
Our general education preschool is currently at capacity for the 2021-22 school year. Parent's can still contact New Plymouth Elementary School to be placed on a waiting list. Those on the waiting list will be contacted should spaces become available in our preschool classes. 
Please click below for more information about this preschool program.
Who can participate in this preschool program?
This program is available to children who are four-years-old on September 1, 2021 free of charge for their families. 
Priority will be given to children who live in the New Plymouth School District boundaries. After that students will be placed on a waiting list and be accepted according to availability. Preference will be given to children who have siblings attending New Plymouth schools through open enrollment. Then, children who are planning to attend New Plymouth schools through open enrollment. Then, all other children. The two preschool classes will be capped at 15 children per class. 
Who will teach these preschool classes?
Our preschool teachers are Mrs. Courtney Hardman and Mrs. Connie Frates. Parents are also encouraged to volunteer in their child's class.
What will children be taught in this preschool program?
Our preschool students will learn basic early literacy and numeracy skills (ABCs & 123s). They will also work on developing social and emotional skills. Their learning and experiences in this preschool program will help them develop readiness to successfully transition into kindergarten next school year. 
When will these preschool classes be held?
These preschool classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. One class will be held from 8:25 to 11:25 am on those days. The other class will be held from 12:15 to 3:15 pm on those days. Classes will start on Thursday, September 9th. 
Where will these preschool classes be held?
The preschool classes will be held at New Plymouth Elementary School in the same classroom as our special education preschool (but on different days). 
Why is the school district offering this preschool program?
The intent of this preschool program is help our children develop their kindergarten readiness. Our hope is that all of our children will be able to start school prepared to be successful in kindergarten and throughout the following years. The district has also received funding through federal pandemic relief funds that allow us to offer a preschool program at this time.  
How can I register my four year old for this preschool program?
Please contact New Plymouth Elementary School at 208-278-5333 if you are interested in entering your child in preschool. 
You will need the following to register your child for preschool: 1. your child's birth certificate; 2. your child's immunization records; and 3. proof of residence (such as a utility bill, rental agreement, or bank statement addressed to you).