WCSD PK Partners
There are four separate preschool programs located in Williamsburg. They are all under the umbrella of the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards. The WCSD Preschool Partners are able to provide tuition free four-year-old programming through the Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program grant. All of our partners are re-evaluated every three years to make sure each program is in compliance with the QPPS standards.
Below are the four IQPPS partners in the Williamsburg Community School District
- Lil' Raiders (Williamsburg Community School District program, Early Childhood Special Education)
- Lutheran Interparish Preschool (private preschool)
- W4C's Purple Cats (private preschool)
- Williamsburg Community Preschool (private preschool)
A Summary From the Iowa Department of Education:
The Department of Education (DE) designated Early Childhood Consultants (Early Learning Work Team) to develop a set of state standards. The Early Learning Work Team reviewed other state's early childhood program standards and national research regarding program standards and criteria. The Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (QPPS), were drafted then finalized by the spring of 2004. These standards were developed to be used for programs with 3- and 4-year-old children. Overall, Iowa' s QPPS were developed as a beginning point for cc programs to engage in of a continuum of to implement quality standards for early childhood programs to work toward accreditation with NAEYC program standards and criteria. The QPPS were designed to be used with programs having funding linked to the Iowa Department of Education. In addition, community based early childhood programs were considered necessary to be included in this pool of programs since preschoolers with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) need to receive special education services in the least restrictive environment (setting with typical peers).
More information below about programming and the Iowa Quality Preschool Program standards.