Richland #44 Preschool

Richland #44 Preschool Program

There will be one group of preschool students for the 2022-23 school year.  Preschool will meet on Monday-Friday each day from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.  We are excited to have Ms. Westphal teaching preschool this year! 


It is the philosophy of the Richland Elementary Preschool Program that children be encouraged to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe and nurturing environment.  We believe that each child is a unique individual and that all children can learn.  Our child-centered, academic-based preschool reflects the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, self-help, and aesthetic areas for the total development of the child.

The Richland Elementary Preschool provides an opportunity to transition from home to school with the foundation on which to build.  We recognize that parents are the child’s first teachers and children learn best when parents are involved in their educational program.  We, at Richland Elementary, strive to develop a strong relationship with parents and maintain an open line of communication between home and school.   



The goal of the staff is to build an adequate foundation for the child’s public school years.  We provide opportunities geared toward helping children develop habits of observation, questioning, and listening skills that align and prepare them for the standards and academic expectations in Kindergarten.  Our goal is to ease the transition from home to school by helping them to learn how to get along with other children and adults, developing skills through active games and spurring growth through group activities.


1. Caring for self
2. Introduction to academics
3. Communicating and getting along with others  

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