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 before the first day of class and must reside within Batavia Public School District 101 boundaries.
Here is the approved academic calendar for the 2022-23 school year (Early Childhood).
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 2023-24 school year lottery is open from November 1, 2022, at 8:00 AM, until January 27, 2023, at 4:00 PM. Preschool Lottery Link After the Lottery has been drawn, all families will receive an email from EC staff informing them if they were selected for the program or not and instructions on how to move forward.
We have created a video that highlights the different aspects of our program. You can view the video here. If you still have a specific question about the program, you can email the coordinator at Paulette.Ollie@bps101.net
If you have any questions concerning your child’s development or readiness for preschool, you can contact the ECC office at 630-937-8000 and request a free screening.