Fee-Based Preschool

  • The Olathe Public Schools has various early childhood programs with opportunities for Fee-Based Peer students:

    • Jump Start (at-risk) Fee-Based Peer
    • Early Childhood  (ECSE) Fee-Based Peer

    Three and four-year-old children who do not meet the criteria for Jump Start (at-risk) or Early Childhood Special Education can apply to be a Fee-Based Peer in one of these programs. 

    Bus transportation is not available for Fee-Based Peer students.

    District requirements for the Fee-Based Peer program:

    • The child must live within the boundaries of the Olathe School District
    • The child must demonstrate age-appropriate skills in the areas of play, social, behavior, speech, language, and motor
    • The child must be independent with toileting
    • The child must be at least 3 years old before Aug. 31 of the upcoming school year and not be age-eligible to attend kindergarten

    Fee-Based Peer enrollment is limited. The Fee-Based Application for the 2024-2025 school year will be available online starting Jan. 5 through Aug. 1. Selections will be made through a lottery system. We will begin contacting accepted students in April. 

    If you have any questions regarding the Fee-Based Peer application process, please contact Shannon Leeds at 913-780-7341.

Age Requirements for Our Programs

Age Program Days Times
3 by Aug. 31, 2024 Early Childhood Special Education Monday-Thursday 8:55-11:55 a.m.
3 by Aug. 31, 2024 Early Childhood Special Education at Heartland Early Childhood Center Monday-Thursday 8:20-11:20 a.m.
4 by Aug. 31, 2024 Early Childhood Special Education Monday-Thursday 12:55-3:55 p.m.
4 by Aug. 31, 2024 Early Childhood Special Education at Heartland Early Childhood Center Monday-Thursday 12:20-3:20 p.m.
4 by Aug. 31, 2024 Jump Start (morning) Monday-Thursday 8:55-11:55 a.m.
4 by Aug. 31, 2024 Jump Start (afternoon) Monday-Thursday 12:55-3:55 p.m.

Fee-Based Preschool Application