Welcome Center Provides Assistance to Families
The Welcome Center, located at 1301 2nd Ave., provides assistance for families who want to learn more about the educational opportunities available for preschool age children and non-English speaking children who need assistance through the English Language Learner Program.
At the Welcome Center, families can register children for a variety of preschool programs located throughout the district, including full-day programs, half-day programs, and programs that meet the needs of working parents. Some of the programs have income-based eligibility and others, like the universal preschool programs, have no cost. The district also partners with child care centers, faith-based preschools, and the Science Center to offer quality preschool experiences.
Assessments and placement of non-speaking children or newcomers who need assistance through the English Language Learner Program is provided at the Welcome Center. This allows children to be placed in a timely manner at a comprehensive ELL school and receive appropriate services as soon as they enroll.
The Welcome Center staff enrolls children throughout the year and can help families choose a program that meets their needs. We pride ourselves on making a “best fit” for every student and their family. We have bilingual staff to serve those with Spanish as their primary language.
For Early Childhood information, call 242-7588.
For ELL information, call 242-8102.