Young Fives Program

Dearborn Public Schools “Young Fives” Program

Location: Lindbergh Elementary School 500 N Waverly, 313-827-6300.

The Young Fives program is designed for students who are age-eligible for kindergarten, and who require additional time to develop their emotional, social, physical, and/or cognitive/academic skills.
An eligible Young Five must be able to demonstrate the ability to participate in developmentally appropriate classroom and social activities as well as to attend to personal needs independently. This additional Young Five year will allow students to develop at an individual pace yet provide opportunities to explore all academic and enrichment areas provided to kindergarten students.
At the completion of the Young Five program, children will attend either a full year of kindergarten at their home school or be recommended for 1st grade based on individual growth as determined by the school team working with parents.
The Young Fives program is part of the K-12 state funded public school program. Children attend five full days per week and follow the DPS school calendar.
Students participate in all activities provided for students at Lindbergh Elementary School.

Enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year
All children must be 5 years of age by December 1, 2013 with a waiver on file for children with birthdates after November 1, 2013. Waiver must be filed by June 1, 2013. Special consideration will be given to applicants with birthdates between June 1 and November 1.
Deadline for enrollment is June 15, 2013.

Parent Participation
All families are expected to participate in school and PTA functions as well as to volunteer whenever available. All children are expected to maintain on time and regular attendance at school.

Transportation
Parents are responsible for transportation to Lindbergh Elementary School. Students accepted into the program will return to their home school to attend kindergarten the year following completion of the Young Fives program.
To apply: Call Student Services at 313-827-3094. Registration information may be completed at the Dearborn Public Schools Administrative Service Center 18700 Audette, or at Lindbergh Elementary School 500 N Waverly, 313-827-6300.

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