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4Yr Old Grayhound Preschool

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  • Black Hawk Elementary - 2804 S. 14th St
  • Grimes Elementary - 800 South St
  • North Hill Elementary - 825 N. 9th St.
  • Sunnyside Elementary - 2040 Sunnyside Ave.
  • Corse Elementary - 700 S. Starr Ave.

Classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for three hours daily either in the morning or afternoon.

To qualify for the Grayhound Preschool your child must be “4” on or before September 15th.

Bussing may be provided based on the availability of bus routes.

For registration information, please contact  the Burlington Community School District at 319-753-6791, ext. 1410

What does the Four-Year-Old Program Offer Children?

A licensed teacher who is responsible for designing & implementing effective learning environments using instructional strategies to enhance children’s learning.

A minimum of 12 hours per week of quality preschool instruction.

Community Collaboration. Programs provide family involvement opportunities such as home visits, family nights and conferences.

High Program Standards.  The BCSD Grayhound program implements the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards.

High Learning Standards.  Programs have rigorous and relevant curriculum and assessments to enhance children’s strengths, interests & knowledge and alignment with K-12 standards and academic expectations.

Appropriate adult-child ratio of 1 to 10 and a maximum group size of 20.


  1. Building Positive Relationships
  2. Curriculum Framework
  3. Teaching Stimulates Learning
  4. Assessment of  Progress
  5. Health and Nutrition
  6. Teachers are Qualified
  7. Families are Included
  8. Community Relationships
  9. Physical Environment
  10. Leadership & Management

The BCSD Grayhound program uses the “Creative Curriculum” a comprehensive research-based curriculum to implement a developmentally appropriate content rich program for children with diverse backgrounds and skill levels.

The classrooms are structured around 11 interest areas or centers which include:

  • Blocks to learn to work together
  • Art encourages creativity & confidence
  • Library develops a love for books & reading
  • Discovery to explore & investigate
  • Sand & Water encourages experimentation
  • Music & Movement to express individuality
  • Cooking teaches nutrition
  • Outdoor for physical exercise & fresh air
  • Computer helps them learn from each other
  • Dramatic Play helps develop vocabulary
  • Toys and Games teach problem solving
William Brackett,
Aug 20, 2016, 2:39 PM