Nixa Early Childhood
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Vision of Nixa Early Childhood
The vision of Nixa Early Childhood is to nurture the whole child as creative, confident, life-long learners with 21st-century skills who explore their world through active discovery. The school communities will collaborate to provide differentiated instruction and learning in safe, social, supportive, and engaging environments.
Meet the Principal
Below is a letter from Dr. Wilbur regarding the curriculum used within the Early Childhood Program.
Nixa Early Childhood: 2 buildings 1 program
Peggy L. Taylor Early Learning Center (ELC)
New to the ELC is a free tuition option for families who meet specific income guidelines. Qualifying students are placed in our tuition-based classrooms, but parents do not pay the tuition. Spaces are limited and are filled on a first come first serve basis. The income guidelines are based on Missouri's Free and Reduced lunch program. To see if your child would be eligible, see the document below.
If you believe you would qualify and would like the opportunity to be placed tuition-free, please let us know during the enrollment process, and view the income guidelines here.
ELC Class Days and Times
Parents are required to provide transportation. For families needing wrap-around daycare, see the information regarding Eagle Care at the bottom of the page.
Meet the ELC Staff
Early Childhood Center (ECC)
Another program at the ECC is the Role Model program. The Role Model Program provides typically developing children an opportunity to interact with same-age peers who are receiving specialized instruction in a developmentally appropriate preschool classroom. Peer model students serve as role models and provide positive peer-interactions; demonstrate play skills, and model appropriate language and behavior. Eligibility is determined through the screening process and is based upon individual classroom needs and not on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Role Model program is offered free to families.
ECC Class Days and Times
Role Model parents are required to provide transportation. For families needing wrap-around daycare, see the information regarding Eagle Care at the bottom of the page.
Parents As Teachers
For more information regarding Parents as Teachers, click here.
Eagle Care: Wrap Around Daycare For Nixa Early Childhood Preschool Students
Eagle Care is the name of the wrap-around daycare program run by XLT, housed in the ELC, specifically for the students who attend either ELC or ECC.
Eagle Care is open 6:30 am - 6:00 pm. If a student is enrolled in Eagle Care, parents can drop their child off anytime after 6:30 am. When it is time for your child's preschool class to start, a preschool staff member will pick your child up from their Eagle Care Classroom. When preschool is over, the staff will bring your child back to their Eagle Care classroom.
Eagle Care is a separate program from Nixa Early Childhood. The XLT program is responsible for all Eagle Care placements and the program billing is also done separately through the XLT office. For more information about XLT click here: https://www.nixapublicschools.net/page/2123
How Do I Sign Up For Eagle Care?
When you receive placement in a preschool class, with the intention of enrollment in the Nixa Early Childhood program, you will be asked if you have an interest in the wrap-around, Eagle Care program. When accepting placement, if you mark you are interested in Eagle Care, then our staff will give your information to Eagle Care so they know your child has received placement in our program.
Then, Eagle Care will contact you via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) concerning enrollment, based on your interest when being placed in a preschool class.
Please be aware that placement in the Nixa Early Childhood preschool does not guarantee you placement in the XLT's Eagle Care program. For questions and additional information please call the main XLT office at: 724-6337 or email email@example.com