Title 1 enrollment FAQs

Why choose Little Giants Preschool for my child?
  • Little Giants Preschool is tuition-free.
  • Every classroom at Little Giants Preschool will be led by a teacher licensed in early childhood education, paired with a highly qualified teaching assistant.
  • We will help children build social skills they need to be successful in kindergarten and beyond, including independence, responsibility, self-help, interaction and self-expression.
  • Our focus on early literacy skills will lay the foundation for lifelong learning.
How can I enroll my child in Little Giants Preschool?
For the current school year (2015-16) you can apply to be placed on the waiting list. Call 651-2080 x. 108.

For the 2016-17 school year, click here for information about the application schedule, coming up in April.

What documents do I need to enroll my child in Little Giants Preschool?
You should bring the documentation listed below that applies to your situation.
  • Verification of income (such as 2015 1040 tax form, W-2 form, check stubs, child support receipts, social security payment information, unemployment verification, TANF case worker statement, etc. - please bring in 12 months of income verification.)
  • Proof of residency (such as a recent utility bill)
  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s immunization records
  • Child’s Medicaid card or private insurance card
  • Child’s Social Security card or number
Who is eligible for the programs? 
For the Title I-funded program, enrollment eligibility is based on academic need. All children living in the Marion Community Schools district who will be 3 or 4 years old before Aug. 1 are eligible to apply.

There are no income-based eligibility requirements for the Title I-funded program. 

Are there residency requirements for Little Giants Preschool?
Any 3- or 4-year-old who lives within the Marion Community Schools district can apply. (See question above for further eligibility requirements.)

Where is the preschool?
Little Giants Preschool's Title 1 program is currently housed in a wing of the Justice Intermediate School campus. It has a defined, separate space and facilities within the building at 720 N. Miller Ave.

In the 2016-17 school year, Little Giants Preschool classes will also be added at all Marion Community Schools elementary buildings. We are excited about this opportunity for our Little Giants families to get connected and engaged with our elementary staff and other families! We will continue to provide updates in the coming months.

What time will classes start and end?
Morning and afternoon classes are offered, as well as full-day classes. Morning classes are from 8 to 11 a.m.; afternoon classes from noon to 3 p.m.; full-day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parents can request to enroll their child in a specific session (morning, afternoon, full-day) at registration, and we try to honor as many requests as possible, while keeping class sizes balanced.

What day will classes start?
Little Giants Preschool will follow the same school calendar as the rest of Marion Community Schools. To view the MCS calendar, click here.

Is there a cost to enroll?
There is no tuition charge to attend Little Giants Preschool. There is a $75 registration fee that must be paid before the start of the school year. (Parents who cannot pay this fee can apply for a waiver, or we can work with families on a payment plan.)