FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why is high quality early childhood education important?

For generations, kindergarten was considered the beginning of a child’s learning, but that’s no longer the case. According to research the period from birth through age 5 is when children develop language, thinking, physical, and socio-emotional skills that they will utilize throughout their lives. During these years, every experience that a child has helps to create the architecture of the brain. Therefore, the quality of a child’s preschool experiences can be a key predictor of their success in school and life.

 

What programs are included in WBR Early Learning?

WBR Early Learning includes the following programs: 1) ABC, 2) Kidsville, 3) Poplar Grove, 4) Rocking Horse, 5) The Academy of Early Learning, 6) WBR Head Start, and 7) WBR Pre K.  Click here to learn more about WBR Early Learning programs.

Where can I find information about WBR Early Learning program choices?

You can learn more about WBR Early Learning programs by logging onto www.wbrearlylearning.com and selecting the “Early Childhood Programs” link.

 

How can I find a program in my neighborhood?

You can locate programs in your neighborhood by logging onto www.wbrearlylearning.com and selecting the “Locate Your Neighborhood Program” link.

 

Can I apply to programs outside of my attendance zone?

You must apply to the WBR Head Start and WBR Pre K within your attendance zone; however, the child care providers do not have attendance zone requirements.

 

How can I determine program eligibility?

You can pre-determine program eligibility by accessing the WBR Early Learning website at www.wbrearlylearning.com and selecting the “Determine Program Eligibility” link.
In order to officially verify eligibility, you must complete the online application.

 

What type of device should be used to complete the online application?

You can access and complete the online application with any computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone that is connected to the Internet.

 

How do I apply?

You can apply by accessing www.wbrearlylearning.com and selecting the “Application” link and/or the “Online Application” link.
Please read the directions carefully prior to beginning the application process.

 

If I am enrolled in a WBR early learning program, do I need to re-apply online?

No, WBR will hold a separate registration day for children currently enrolled in Head Start transitioning into Pre K or K. Pre K children will automatically be enrolled into K for the following year. However, if you would like your child to attend a different program and/or a program at a different location, you must re-apply.

 

What documents do I need to apply online?

None. However, you will need to submit  copies of the following documents to the site during the application process:

 

How is program placement determined for children?

Submitting an application online does not guarantee your child has met the requirements for admittance to the program of choice. Placement is determined by the following factors: 1) age, 2) eligibility, 3) choice, and 4) space .

 

When will I know if my child has been accepted?

Enrollment for each program year is generally determined by the end of June. Parents will be notified by email or letter of their child’s status.

 

Will transportation be provided?

Transportation will be provided for children enrolled in WBR Head Start and WBR Pre K through the school bus system.

 

Is there an age requirement for Head Start and Pre K?

 

What is a developmental milestone?

A developmental milestone is a skill that a child acquires within a specific time frame. Milestones develop in a sequential fashion so a child will need to develop some skills before he or she can develop new skills. Click here to learn more about age-appropriate developmental milestones.