2019-20 applications

Welcome to Little Giants Preschool!

Our Mission: "Collaborate to Educate"

Belief Statements:

  • Play is the way children learn naturally. It helps them to develop in all areas.
  • An appropriate early childhood learning environment is safe and includes many hands-on experiences that invite children to investigate, learn, and share.
  • Teachers must use a wide range of teaching strategies, including both child-initiated learning and teacher-directed activities.
  • All children, including those with special needs and second language learners, can benefit from a developmentally appropriate preschool program.
  • When families are an integral part of a school program, children's self esteem and achievement are enhanced.
  • Social/emotional readiness is critical to children's success in school and in life and should therefore, be a main focus of the preschool program.
  • A print-rich environment that allows children to practice literacy skills in real-life experiences, along with purposeful teaching of key concepts, is the foundation of literacy learning in preschool.

YOU'RE INVITED: Back to School Open House (8/6)

Posted on Jul. 18 2019 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News

All Little Giants Preschool families are invited to our Back to School Open Houses on Aug. 6!

  • Justice classes: 4:30 to 6 p.m.
  • All other classes: 5 to 6:30 p.m. at your elementary building
Our staff will be at all locations to meet our new families, and greet our returning families.

We hope to see all of you here!

(School starts the following day, Aug. 7.)

Suggested donation list for 2019-20 preschoolers

Posted on Jul. 09 2019 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News At Little Giants Preschool, students are not required to bring supplies, but we do have a suggested donation list for our classrooms. If you are able to contribute, we would be grateful!

Here's our list of requests for the 2018-19 school year.
  • Dry erase markers
  • Clorox Anywhere spray
  • Lyson spray
  • Baby wipes/wet wipes
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • Lysol or Clorox wipes
  • Paper cups (small)
  • Grocery shopping bags (plastic or paper)
  • New underwear and socks (any size)
  • Folder (2 pocket)
  • Clothes 2T - 6X
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Ziploc bags (boys bring gallon size; girls bring sandwich size)
  • Boys bring paper towels
  • Boys bring 1 pack of Play Dough
  • Girls bring watercolors
  • Girls bring paper plates

>> Looking for school supply lists for other grades? Click here

FREE meals available for local kids through June 20

Posted on Jun. 03 2019 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Originally posted May 28

Marion Community Schools is a Summer Food Service Program participant. Free breakfast and lunch is available to the public (to anyone 18 or younger) as follows this summer:

Meals will be available Monday through Friday, June 3 through June 14 at Allen Elementary, Frances Slocum Elementary School, Kendall Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Justice Intermediate School, and McCulloch Junior High School; meals will be available Monday through Thursday June 3 through June 20 at Marion High School.
  • Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8 a.m.
  • Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to noon.
The Summer Food Service Program for Children was created to serve nutritious meals to children when the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. Under this program, free meals are provided to all eligible children ages 1 to 18 as well as people with disabilities, regardless of age, who participate in a special education program.

Acceptance and participation requirements for the program are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.