Shull Early Learning Center

21-22 Program Information

Thank you for your interest in Shull Early Learning Center!

Shull ELC offers patrons of the Raymore-Peculiar School District:


  • Pre-Kindergarten Program (Children who are 4 before August 1st)
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Parents As Teachers (Birth-5)
  • Before and After Care (Sharks Den) for students in our pre-kindergarten program

Tuition for certified class is free for families that qualify and there is no registration fee.


Shull's early learning programming follows the Raymore-Peculiar School District calendar therefore we are closed in the summer months. We encourage our Pre-Kindergarten students to experience full day summer school. The district's Panther Pride program offers summer camp for those families that need additional care in the summer months.


As of June 11, 2021 we have open spots in our five day, half day program for either the 8 am to 11:15 class or the 12 pm to 3:15 class. We currently have a short waiting list for our full day program, peer model program and before and after care. Please call 816-892-1210 for more information.



Many blessings to you and your family,


Dr. Mary Shatford, Principal

2021-22 Tuition

Tuition Rates from the 20-21 school year will remain the same for the 21-22 school year.

Pre-Kindergarten Program

Shull ELC offers a Pre-Kindergarten Program for students who turn 4 before August 1st as Shull ELC follows the state guidelines of turning 5 before August 1st for kindergarten. Shull's PreK learning targets are aligned with the district's kindergarten standards and Missouri's Early Learning Standards.


The Pre-Kindergarten Program has three options for the 20-21 school year.:


5 Day a Week, Full Day Pre-Kindergarten Class

  • Certified Teacher and Paraprofessional
  • 20 Regular Education Students
  • Classes held Monday-Friday 8--3:15
  • Parent provided transportation

*Full day priority is given to free and reduced lunch eligible students and others based on academic screening results. Due to the high demand of this program, consistent attendance is expected.


5 Day A Week Pre-Kindergarten Class

  • Certified Teacher and Paraprofessional
  • 20 Regular Education Students
  • Classes held Monday-Friday 8-11:15 or 12-3:15
  • Parent provided transportation


4 Day A Week Integrated PreKindergarten Class

  • A Certified Teacher and a paraprofessional
  • 10-14 Students (Space is limited in this program)
  • Special Education and Regular Education Students
  • Classes held Monday-Thursday 8-11:15 or 12-3:15
  • Parent provided transportation for regular education peer model students
  • Bus Transportation is optional through an Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Peer models with strong self-regulation skills and high developmental screening scores will be selected to participate in this program.

Early Childhood Special Education

Shull Early Learning Center offers Early Childhood Special Education for 3 and 4 year old students with developmental delays.

This program consist of:

  • A Certified Teacher and a Paraprofessional
  • 10-12 Students
  • Classes held Monday-Thursday 8-11:15 or 12-3:15
  • Bus Transportation is optional through an Individualized Education Program (IEP)


Contact Special Services Process Coordinator Brandy Hall at 892-1221 for more information about early childhood special education.

Sharks Den - PreK Before and After Care

To meet the needs of our patrons, Shull ELC offers: class only, half day, and full day options to our Pre-Kindergarten students. Coordinator Jennifer Jungeblut and the caring Sharks Den Staff have many years of experience working with children. This amazing team implements a fun and engaging curriculum for full and half day students that align with the learning targets of our Pre-Kindergarten classes. Sharks Den maintains a 1 to 10 teacher/student ratio with 20 students in a class. 2019-2020 Sharks Den hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Full day students can attend a daily maximum of 10 hours. I want your child to be successful so it is vital that your child feels comfortable in a large group setting with the ability to self-regulate due to the loud stimuli that comes from 20 children. Due to the teacher student ratio in Sharks Den, it is important for our pre-kindergarten students to have personal responsibility of their toileting and feeding needs. Space is limited in this program.


Shull is closed in the summer months as we encourage our Pre-Kindergarten students to experience full day summer school in the month of June. The district's Panther Pride program offers summer camp in the month of July and the first part of August for those families that need additional care in the summer months.

Parents As Teachers

Parents As Teachers serves families with children from prenatal age through kindergarten.


Our friendly and supportive PAT educators provide:

  • Developmental Screenings to ensure your child is staying on track
  • Personal Visits
  • Group Connections
  • Resource Network


Parents As Teachers Primary Goals are to:

  1. Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices
  2. Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  3. Prevent child abuse and neglect
  4. Increase children’s school readiness and success


PAT and Shull Family events include:

Messy Night

Kids on the Move Night

Petting Zoo

Transportation Night


Contact PAT Coordinator Cindy Watson at 892-1220 for more information.

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Mission, Vision, and Collective Commitments

Our Mission:

Preparing each student for a successful and meaningful life.

Our Vision:

A future-focused community with a commitment to lifelong learning.


Our Collective Commitments:

We provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities through a collaborative team-based, whole-child approach.

We build partnerships with our families through collaboration, resources, and family events.


We build relationships by creating a welcoming, safe, calm, inclusive, nurturing environment through positive intent and play.


We meet our students at the beginning of their journey to build their individual communication, social-emotional, and school readiness skills through positive interaction, grace, consistency, and trust.


We celebrate each child’s unique progress with encouragement and praise.


Each day is a new adventure at Shull Early Learning Center.