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Phone Number: (620) 473-3997

School Hours:

7:55-11:00 ( morning class)     12:15-3:25 (afternoon class)

Mission Statement:

Our mission at Humboldt Preschool is to focus on the whole child by providing quality education to children ages three to five years old. We provide a safe and nurturing environment that our students and families feel welcome and comfortable to learn in.

Our professionally trained and qualified staff guides students in their learning.  We also believe that parents/guardians have the most influence in a child's life. We view parents as our partners in the education of their children.

The most important goal we provide for students is the opportunity to succeed.

Preschool Criteria:

Below outlines how a student would qualify for our Humboldt Preschool.

Kansas 4-Year-Old Preschool
Children must be four-years-old on or before August 31st, but cannot have reached their fifth birthday. Parents should obtain and complete an application from Humboldt Elementary School, USD #258 Board of Education Office, or they may call the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center Early Childhood Department at 1-800-554-3412. Return application to Humboldt Elementary School (August through May) or USD #258 Board of Education Office.

Application will be processed to determine eligibility. Those who qualify must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Live in a single parent home
  • Have a parent who was a teen parent
  • Have a parent lacking a high school diploma or GED
  • Low income (qualifies for free lunches)
  • Developmentally or academically delayed
  • SRS referral
  • Limited English proficiency
  • Child qualifies for Migrant status

Parents will be contacted by Humboldt Elementary School staff when eligibility is determined. 

Free to children who meet qualifying criteria.

Staci Hudlin, Humboldt Elementary School Principal, 620-473-2461

Danielle Smith, Humboldt Preschool Early Childhood Teacher, 620-473-3997

ANW Cooperative Preschool

Children must be three to five years of age who are at risk, developmentally delayed, or handicapped.

  • Parents who have concerns about their child’s development should make an appointment for a free developmental screening at the Iola Preschool, 1-620-365-7761 or the Chanute Preschool, 1-620-432-2550.
  • Developmental screening will indicate whether there is a need for further evaluation.
  • Parents will be contacted by the Early Childhood teacher to arrange dates/times to conduct a comprehensive evaluation.
  • Parents and Early Childhood staff will meet to discuss evaluation results and eligibility.
  • A child will qualify to attend if the comprehensive evaluation has determined developmental delays with physical, cognitive, social/emotional, adaptive, or speech and language skills.

Free to children who meet qualifying criteria.

Lynette Brungardt, ANW Cooperative School Psychologist, 1-620-432-2550

Danielle Smith, Humboldt Preschool Early Childhood Teacher, 1-620-473-3997

Peer Models

Four-year-old children who do not qualify for the Greenbush 4-Year-Old Preschool or the ANWCooperative Preschool may be considered to attend as a peer model based on available space.

Preschool Demographics:

  • AM Pre-School Class-15
  • PM Pre-School Class-12
  • 1 teacher and 3 paraprofessionals

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