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 participate in one of those 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 August 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 2023-2024 school year will be available online starting January 6, 2023, through March 10, 2023. Selections will be made through a lottery system.  

    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, 2023 Early Childhood Special Education Monday-Thursday 8:20-11:30 a.m.
4 by Aug. 31, 2023 Early Childhood Special Education Monday-Thursday 12:30-3:40 p.m.
4 by Aug. 31, 2023 Jump Start Monday-Thursday 8:20-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:40 p.m.