• Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    Preparing for Kindergarten begins long before your child turns five.  Parents and caregivers can take an active role in preparing their child for success in Kindergarten.  The links below provide information regarding activities that will assist your child with developing the skills that increase the likelihood of success in Kindergarten, as well as information regarding the philosophy and beliefs surrounding Kindergarten entrance.  In Nebraska, children must be 5 years of age on or before July 31 to enter Kindergarten.
    Any child who is 5 years of age by July 31, is invited and encouraged to attend Papillion La Vista Community Schools (PLC Schools) quality kindergarten program.  No evaluation is needed if a child meets age requirements.  PLC Schools provides opportunities for young children to be secure, healthy, and successful learners within neighborhood schools.

    Kindergarten Highlights

    • All day program.
    • Provided in each child’s neighborhood school.
    • Taught by highly qualified professionals with specialized training in early childhood education.
    • Designed to meet the individual needs of each child.  

    Kindergarten Early Entry Information

    To be eligible for early entrance your child must:
    • Be a resident of Papillion La Vista Community Schools.
    • Turn 5 between August 1 and October 15.
    • Demonstrate superior cognitive, academic and behavioral/social skills as determined through the District evaluation process. 
    *Please note: There is a parent-paid evaluation fee of $100 for any child applying for early entrance.

    Still Have Questions?

    Contact the Early Childhood Center at 402-514-3243.
kindergarten student working on glueing words to her project