Batavia Public School District 101’s Early Childhood Center offers a preschool program for children with and without special needs.
This program offers directives outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), specifically as it relates to educating students with special needs in the least restrictive environment possible. According to IDEA legislation, that means children with special needs should be educated with other typically developing children, and they should be educated in a setting as close to the regular classroom as possible.
The program offers half-day sessions similar to preschool programs in the area. Attendance days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The AM session is from 9 a.m to 11:30 a.m. and the PM session is from 12:40 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. Students must be potty-trained prior to the first day of class, and must reside within Batavia Public School District 101 boundaries.
The BPS101 Preschool at the Early Childhood Center is a tuition-free, lottery-based system. Families are, however, responsible for the District’s standard registration fee. The 2019-20 preschool is now closed. A link to information about the 2020-21 lottery will be available on this page in November 2019.
Preschool Open House
To learn more about the program and the lottery, parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the BPS101 Preschool Open House on Wed., Jan. 22, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Early Childhood Center located within Alice Gustafson Elementary School at 905 Carlisle Rd., Batavia.