Principal e-Note

Lindbergh Early Childhood Education

January 19, 2023


PTO Chick fil A Night is Tuesday!


In the event that you missed the Ready, Set, Kindergarten webinar, and would still like to watch it, it is at the button below!

Enrollment Season is Upon Us

We have started our process of gathering information from current families as to their plans for the upcoming summer and fall sessions. Full day families should have already received and returned the survey. If you have not done so, or have questions, please contact Part day families will receive the survey soon, and will have about 2 weeks to complete it. The surveys tell us how many new students we can place for the upcoming summer and fall. Current families are guaranteed their current placement when they return the survey form that is emailed to them.

If your child is going to Kindergarten in the Fall of 2023, enrollment will begin in early February. There are signs on the parent information board of each classroom that has 4/5 year old students enrolled.

Please remember that new for the 23-24 school year, full day families will only be able to attend with e Monday-Friday schedule. During the summer, families will be able to be more flexible with enrollment, such as selecting a MWF or TR schedule.

Tuition rate are typically available in March. You will be notified of any rate increase at that time. Tuition rates are set according to CPI and the rates of comparable schools.

Learn about our Peer Model Program

Preschool Peer Model Program

Peer model students learn confidence, empathy, and school readiness skills while supporting the educational needs of their peers by being a leader and a friend. Our Peer Model Program is a research-based program that supports the learning of children with developmental delays. Students who serve as peer models must exhibit age-appropriate skills in all areas of development in order to be placed in the peer model program. The class times are either morning or afternoon Monday-Thursday. There is no tuition charge to families for this program; however, a program maintenance fee of $150 will be collected each month.

Students who apply for this placement will be screened for eligibility before placement. Eligibility criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • Age 3 or older

  • Separates easily from parents

  • Able to follow rules and routines

  • Can independently attend to a preferred/self-directed activity for at least 8 to 10 minutes

  • Able to play beside and/or with other children while sharing the same bin of toys

  • Talks to other children while playing

  • English speech is clear and understandable by unfamiliar adults

  • Can understand and answer simple questions in English

  • Is well-coordinated and able to walk, run, jump, and climb

  • Consistent attendance

The schedule for the peer model program is Monday-Thursday.

  • Ages 3 and 4 - 8:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Ages 4 and 5 - 12:15-3:15 p.m.

Enrollment is very limited in the Peer Model Program; therefore it is suggested that interested families also register for a spot in the general education program. Students must have at least 95% attendance to continue in this program. Please contact for any enrollment questions. Please contact for any program questions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Partial and full scholarship opportunities are available for students who meet Free and Reduced Lunch criteria. Scholarship spots are limited, and our waiting list does apply for all enrolling students, including those who wish to apply for a scholarship. Please contact for any questions.



January 24, Close the Kitchen at Chick Fil A, 4-8pm

February 21, Close the Kitchen at Culvers, 5-8pm

February 27, Show Me Dough Fundraiser Kick Off, more details coming soon!

March 2, PTO Meeting at ECE Main, 6pm

PTO Thanks You

THANK YOU to all the families who have purchased items from the classroom Amazon Wish Lists. We are excited to share that 19 classrooms have received items, and more than 95 items have been delivered to classrooms for the kids to enjoy.

To browse and order for your child's classroom, click here:

Unfortunately, Amazon will be discontinuing the Amazon Smiles Program. We thank all families who participated in this program for the LECE PTO!


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Summer Camps and Activities Fair

What are your plans this summer? Join us for this free event to plan your child's summer activities with area exhibitors! The PEGS and LEAP parent group are sponsoring the 2023 Summer Camps and Activities Fair from 5-7 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Lindbergh High School cafeteria. Attendees can enter to win $50 for Lindbergh camps. Open to all St. Louis-area families. For additional information, please contact Teresa Wallace, PEGS Treasurer, at

Student IEP Information Night Jan. 31

The Lindbergh Parent Advisory Council (LPAC) is presenting a series of informational nights to support families of students with an Individual Education Plan. You are invited to attend the second meeting in this series, from 6-7 p.m., Jan. 31, at Lindbergh Central Office, to learn about the Assistive Technology consultation process and to participate in demonstrations of universal tools available to all students who have an IEP. Examples will be provided for low- and high-tech Assistive Technology options that can be used in both the home and school environments.

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Lindbergh Leader Nominations Open Monday, Jan. 9

Nominations open on Monday, Jan. 9, for the Lindbergh Leader Award, our district’s highest honor recognizing excellence in leadership and service. Any community member may nominate an individual for this distinguished award, and nominations will be accepted until 4 p.m., Jan. 27, 2022.