Prekindergarten

We are excited to offer three prekindergarten and preschool programs to engage students and spark learning in a safe, stimulating environment: Brooklyn STEM Sprouts Preschool, Title 1 Prekindergarten or Special Services Developmental Preschool. Please review our programs below to select the right fit for your child. 

STEM SPROUTS ACADEMY Preschool

Your child will explore, experiment and learn through Project Lead the Way STEM curriculum. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math and is a new approach to hands-on learning. We transform our classrooms into an exciting world of curiosity, problem-solving and creativity all to prepare our students for kindergarten.

DOWNLOAD FLYER for 2020 – 2021

DOWNLOAD FLYER for 2021 – 2022

  • 2021-2022 Enrollment open to children who turn age 4 by October 1, 2021
  • Open to residents from all counties.
  • Full-Day / Monday – Friday
  • Investment $17.50 / per day for 2020-2021 ($19.00 per day for 2021 – 2022)
  • Extended care available, 6:30 AM – 6 PM, additional charges apply.

Location
Brooklyn STEM Academy
251 North Church St
Brooklyn, IN

Contact
Jennifer Teare, Principal
Tel 317-831-2150
[email protected]

 

TITLE I PREKINDERGARTEN

Title I is a federal program created to reduce the cost of preschool for students. If selected, applicants would receive preschool education either free or for a lower rate. Currently accepting applications through May 31st.

Title I preschool is an educational program for students located in five (5) of our elementary schools: Brooklyn STEM Academy, Charles L. Smith Fine Arts Academy, Paragon Elementary, Poston Road Elementary and South Elementary School of Communications.

To apply for enrollment in the Title I preschool program, please see the following federal guidelines below: 

  1. Child is 4 years on or by October 1, 2021.
  2. Our Tile 1 PreK Space is limited. If your child’s date of birth is between August 1 and October 1, she/he may not be selected for the program. If your child is not selected for the program, you may enroll her/him in kindergarten or wait until the following year to enroll her/him in kindergarten.
  3. Child resides within the boundaries of one of the Title I schools listed above.
  4. If selected, student will be assigned to the school closest to their home address.
  5. Parents provide transportation to and from school.

Selection Guidelines/ Deadline

  • Selection is based on academic need. (Assessment is given during the selection process that includes criteria such as teacher observations, family income, parent interviews and developmentally appropriate measures of student development.)
  • Unfortunately, submitting an application does not guarantee enrollment.

Timeline

  • Student assessments will be scheduled in June. Families will be notified about acceptance by – info to follow.

To apply, click the link below:

 

Starting May 13, 2021, students ages 12 and 17 are eligible to register to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Students ages 18 and above are eligible to register to receive the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. At this time, COVID-19 vaccinations are NOT a required school immunization by the Indiana State Department of Health.  The choice to have your student, age 12 and older, vaccinated is the decision of each family.  The purpose of the information below is to answer commonly asked questions on how the vaccine impacts school and to provide resources for families who want to learn more or who wish to register for a vaccine.  If you have specific questions regarding the vaccine itself, please contact your healthcare provider. 

School-Related Vaccination Common Questions

Q: Will my student need to quarantine if they are a close contact to a positive COVID-19 individual once they are fully vaccinated?

A: No, once you are fully vaccinated (two weeks after both vaccine doses have been administered) you will not need to quarantine if you are a close contact as long as you don’t develop symptoms.  You should continue to monitor for symptoms if exposed.  At this time, it is undetermined how long a fully vaccinated person would not need to quarantine if exposed. 

Q: Will my student’s absence be excused if they go to get vaccinated during the school day?

A: Yes, your student’s absence will be marked as excused for the time frame your student is absent to receive their vaccine.  You may be asked to provide proof of appointment or to show your student’s CDC Vaccination Card upon return to school.  

Q: Should my student quarantine if they have any side effects from the vaccine?

A: Many people will have no side effects, but some may experience pain/swelling at the injection site, headache, tiredness, nausea, body aches, chills, or a fever. Students who experience these symptoms within 72 hours of receiving their vaccine are free to continue coming to school and do not need to quarantine.  We do ask any individual who is running a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher to follow district policy and stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours.  It is not expected that students would have side effects such as loss of taste, loss of smell, congestion, or other respiratory symptoms after being vaccinated.  If any of these symptoms arise, we ask that your student stay home and normal COVID protocol is followed (testing, cleared by a doctor, or isolate for 10 days).

Q: Will my student still have to wear a mask at school after being vaccinated?

A: Indiana is currently under a mask advisory with the exception of a few buildings. However, schools remain under a mask mandate for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year.  The MSD of Martinsville will require all individuals, even when vaccinated, to continue wearing masks indoors for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year when they are not eating/drinking or participating in strenuous activity in compliance with Governor Holcomb’s executive order. The CDC does state that fully vaccinated individuals are safe to gather indoors with other fully vaccinated individuals or indoors with one other from their household who is unvaccinated while not wearing masks.   

Q: Will the MSD of Martinsville require students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for the 2021-2022 school year?

A: The Indiana General Assembly grants the Indiana Department of Health the sole power to determine required and recommended immunizations for children attending K-12 schools (IC 20-34-4-2).  The MSD of Martinsville does not have the legal authority to add or delete immunizations from the Indiana Department of Health’s required or recommended immunization list.  As with all school immunizations, Indiana law does allow for medical (IC 20-34-3-3) and religious (IC 20-34-3-2) exemptions. Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine is not listed as either a required or recommended vaccine for the 2021-2022 school year.

Indiana 2021-2022 Required and Recommended School Immunization are listed here: https://www.in.gov/isdh/files/2021-2022%20Immunization%20Requirements.pdf

Where to Register

IN Vaccine Waitroom: https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/

Kroger: https://www.kroger.com/rx/covid-eligibility

Meijer: https://clinic.meijer.com/

CVS: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine

Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19/location-screening

COVID-19 Information

CDC Vaccine Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html

Indiana State Department of Health Fact Sheet for Students Age 12-15 Years Olds:  https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Youth%20Pfizer%20fact%20sheet_5-12.pdf

Indiana State Department of Health Teen Vaccination Fact Sheet: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/files/21_Teen%20vaccine%20fact%20sheet_5-13.pdf

American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions:

https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions/

Contact

Julie Sullivan, Co-Director
Tel 765-349-1486, Ext 1628
[email protected]

SPECIAL SERVICES DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL

We offer special services developmental preschool for children who are between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. To meet with a member of our team or for any question, please contact us.

Contacts:

Reneae Staley
Director
389 E. Jackson St.
Martinsville, IN 46151
Tel: 765-342-6641, ext 1047
[email protected]

Nate Dilley
Assistant Director
389 E. Jackson St
Martinsville, IN 46151
Tel: 765-342-6641, ext 1012
[email protected]

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