Early Childhood

Where the journey of life long learning begins…

2018-19 Preschool Program Application Process

Lincoln Public Schools provides a high-quality, half-day Early Childhood Preschool program for children who reside within the Lincoln Public Schools.  Our preschool program is located in many of the elementary schools across the district.  Children who are at least 3 years of age on or before July 31, 2018 and who have not yet turned five as of July 31, 2018, are eligible to apply.

Applications are available at any elementary school, on the Lincoln Public Schools Early Childhood website, and at the Early Childhood Office located at Hawthorne (use door # 2).

Completed applications must be submitted (in-person) at the Early Childhood Office at 300 South 48th Street. In addition to the application, the following items will also be collected

  • Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, with the raised seal
  • Up-to-date immunization record; and
  • Proof of income for 2017 (e.g., Copy of W-2, income tax return)

The Department of Early Childhood will begin accepting preschool applications for the 2018-19 school year on February 1st.

Please bring your child with you in order to complete a per-enrollment activity that is part of the application process.

The applications will be available at the Department of Early Childhood Office, located at 300 S. 48th Street and on our website, beginning February 1, 2018.

Our office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. In addition we will have extended hours on:

      • Saturday, February 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, February 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, March 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, March 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

2018-19 Application Link (Here)

Preschool FAQ Document 2018-19 Link (Here)

2018-19 Preschool Application and FAQ Document in Arabic Link (Here)

2018-19 Preschool Application and FAQ Document in Spanish Link (Here)

2018-19 Preschool Application and FAQ Document in Vietnamese Link (Here)

 

 

 

Cara Lucas-Richt : Director of Early Childhood

Cara Lucas-Richt

Director of Early Childhood

 clucas2@lps.org
 402-436-1995

 

Our Leadership Team

Monica Asher
Early Childhood
Infant/Toddler Coordinator
402-436-1968 | masher@lps.org

Alexandria Baruth
Early Intervention
Supervisor of Early Intervention Program
402-436-1675 | abaruth@lps.org

Tricia Phillips
Early Childhood – Preschool Program Supervisor
402-436-1996 | tphilli@lps.org

Sara Quiroz
Lead Services Coordinator
402-436-1484 | squiroz@lps.org

Shelby Watson
Early Childhood Budget Coordinator
402-436-1876 | swatson2@lps.org