The Following People Will Be Working with the Wee Wildcat Preschool

The Following People Will Be Working with the Wee Wildcat Preschool



Karmen Cecil Special Education/Preschool Teacher

Linda Goodin Preschool Paraprofessional

April Oates/Cindy Parra Preschool Paraprofessionals

Cathy Huston Special Services Director

Holly Weston School Psychologist

Sonja Barrera Physical Therapist

Teresa Skinner Occupational Therapist

Maurita Andrews Speech Pathologist

Melissa Stanley School Nurse

Grand Coulee Dam Preschool

Registration Information

 Special Needs Students, School District Staff with preschool aged children and Residents who reside within the Grand Coulee Dam School District boundaries will be given first priority to register for open slots for the Lake Roosevelt Preschool.

 Open Slots for the Grand Coulee Dam Preschool are then filled on a first come first served basis after receiving all registration information. Once slots are filled remaining applicants will be placed on the waiting list in the order that registration forms /required information have been received.

 Your child must be 3 years of age by August 31st to be eligible to register for the Lake Roosevelt Preschool as part of the Grand Coulee Dam S.D.

Tuition Information

Tuition- $100.00 a month for 4 day per week session enrollment Monday-Thursday.
Tuition- $25.00 a month for a one day only optional Friday morning session for waiting list students.
*Tuition may be waived for students with disabilities as determined by their IEP.
*Tuition may also be waived or reduced based on household income per receiving completed forms with required information.
Classes for 3 year olds are Monday-Thursday: 8:30 -11:00 am
Classes for 4 & 5 year olds are Monday–Thursday: 12:00 -2:30 pm
An optional Friday morning session may be offered for waiting list students as openings allow: 8:30-11:00 am
Tuition information continued -

Tuition is due the first preschool day of the month-October through May. Please staple your check to the payment statement for the appropriate month. This will make it easier to place it in the mailbox on the wall just inside the preschool door.

*Tuition is $100.00 per month unless one or more of the requirements for reduction or waiver is met as stated above. Tuition is $25.00 per month for the optional one day only Friday AM session.

Please notify us if you face financial difficulties and tuition becomes a problem. If there is no notification and payment is more than 2 weeks late, your child may be removed from the program.


Lake Roosevelt Preschool

Tuition & NSF Check Policy

Policy regarding payment of tuition for the Lake Roosevelt Preschool & NSF checks.

 The first month tuition is due by October 1st

 You will be receiving a bill for tuition the first school day of each month.

 Tuition is due paid in full on or before the 15th of each month.

 If payment is not received by the 30th of the month your student will be unable to attend until:

  • The tuition is paid in full for the prior month
  • The tuition is paid in full for the current month.

 If payment is not received by the 15th of the following month the next student on the waiting list will fill your students slot in the preschool. If O/S balance is not paid, we will proceed with collection proceedings after 30 days.

 If your check is returned NSF there is a $10.00 fee charged to the school district by the bank for your NSF check.

 Payment will need to be IN CASH for each NSF check plus the $10.00 fee.

 Payment for your NSF check plus $10.00 will need to be paid in full within two weeks.

 If payment is not received your student will not be able to attend school until:

  • The amount of your NSF check plus $10.00 paid in full, in cash or money order.
  • Tuition paid up to date.

 If we receive a 2nd NSF check from you – all payments paid to the preschool will need to be paid in cash or money order.

If you have any questions please call Cathy Huston 509-633-1442 ext. 315.

Thank you


Immunizations must be current and documented on a Washington State Department of Health Certificate of Immunization Status Form with parent signature before your child can start preschool. You will find a copy of this form in your preschool registration packet.


If your child is unable to attend preschool, please let us know.

For morning preschool, please call by 8:00 AM

For afternoon preschool, please call by 11:30 AM

If your child will be gone for an extended period of time (for long term vacations, etc…) please notify your child’s teacher.

Preschool Phone Number: 509-633-0730 ext. 404


  • Must have Grand Coulee Dam School District residency
  • Child must be three by August 31.
  • Child must be completely potty trained, no pull-ups unless stated otherwise in IEP.
  • Immunizations must be completed and current
  • Make sure your child has a back pack with a large pouch and a large zipper, easy for them to zip. Please no backpacks with wheels. We send home a lot of art work and they need a large bag to carry the items.

Mission Statement

The Lake Roosevelt Preschool provides a developmentally appropriate integrated program. It serves typical and special needs students to gain needed skills in order to be successful in kindergarten and beyond.

Program Philosophy

The Lake Roosevelt Preschool program offers a variety of learning experiences which provide for the unique needs and abilities of our preschool and high school students. Our integrated program strives to promote a positive image of self and others. Multi-sensory play activities allow the children to learn about themselves and their environment at their own developmental level and within an appropriate preschool climate.

The program philosophy consists of the following basic premises:

1. Young children learn by doing. Children learn about the physical and social worlds through playful interaction with objects and people. Play requires students to engage in tasks that develop thinking, language, small muscle, large muscle, problem-solving, social and pre-academic skills.

2. For children to understand and remember what they have learned the information must be meaningful to the child. Children are provided concrete learning activities with materials and people relevant to their own experiences.

3. The process, or how a child learns, is as important as the product, or what the child learns.

4. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and discovery. Children choose many of their own activities from the variety of learning areas provided. Children are encouraged to make choices and then act upon those choices, with the preschool workers facilitating their learning.

5. No two children are at exactly the same developmental level. Different levels of ability and development are expected and accepted.

The curriculum taught is called Creative Curriculum. New this year in addition to Creative Curriculum, is a reading curriculum called CKLA Preschool (Core Knowledge Language Arts). This is a comprehensive English language arts curriculum designed to give preschool age children foundational language and literacy skills. Engaging, developmentally appropriate lessons are taught daily integrating instruction into activities that are common in quality preschool classrooms.

Preschool Retention Policy

It is the belief of the Lake Roosevelt Preschool staff that students should start kindergarten when they are eligible. Children benefit from being around peers with age appropriate communication, social, and academic skills. The Preschool team would only consider having a child attend Lake Roosevelt preschool an extra year in very specific circumstances.

Our Day At Preschool

Our classes follow thematic units using Creative Curriculum and CKLA.

Both classes have a center time where children are allowed to choose from various activities. Some of the centers include home living, art, science, writing, blocks and sensory. They are free to move about the room to explore materials, gather information, interact with peers and solve problems with staff guidance and support. At the end of center time the children cooperatively clean up.

Children in each class have a large group experience where we teach curriculum, sing songs, listen to stories, have show and tell, learn finger plays, work on turn taking and listening skills.

All classes have small group instruction applying fine motor skills and following directions.

Each class has gross motor activities where students have the opportunity to use large muscles, play different games, learn to follow directions and just have fun.

Lake Roosevelt Preschool Illness Policy

Guidelines for excluding children with illness

To ensure the health of our students and staff, it is Grand Coulee Dam S.D. Preschool's policy that children must stay home if they exhibit the following symptoms or conditions. Children should be excluded from attending preschool for the following reasons (this list covers the most common illnesses, but is not inclusive of all reasons for exclusion):

  1. Illness that prevents a child from participating comfortably in preschool activities.
  2. Illness that results in a greater need for care than our staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children.
  3. Unusual behavior: a child is irritable or less active than usual; cries more than usual or just seems to not be feeling well; exhibits loss of appetite or general discomfort.
  4. Fever of 99.5 degrees and above.
  5. Diarrhea: the child may return to Preschool after 24 hours of a firm stool.
  6. Vomiting.
  7. Excessive coughing.
  8. Mouth sores.
  9. Rash: unless a physician has determined it is not contagious.
  10. Purulent conjunctivitis: (defined as pink or red conjunctiva with white or yellow eye discharge) until the child has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.
  11. Strep throat: until 24 hours after treatment has begun and the child is feeling well.
  12. Head lice: until after treatment and nits are removed.
  13. Scabies: until 24 hours after treatment has begun.
  14. Chickenpox: until all lesions have dried and crusted (usually 6 days).

We will need to send children home (or call an emergency contact) when they exhibit any of the above symptoms. Children must remain home for 24 hours without symptoms before returning to school. In the case of a suspected contagious disease or continuing symptoms, a doctor's note is required before your child is permitted to return to school. As soon as your doctor determines that your child has a communicable disease, please inform the Preschool immediately.

Excluded children may return when:

  1. They are free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea for a full 24 hours.
  2. They have been treated with an antibiotic for 24 hours.
  3. They are able to participate comfortably in all usual preschool activities, including outdoor time.

Pick-Up And Drop-Off Procedures

Preschool students enter the building through the main Lake Roosevelt Elementary School entrance.

Children should not arrive at preschool more than 5 minutes before the start of each session and need to be picked-up promptly at the end of each preschool session. Please have only quiet voices in our school hallways.

If you wish to visit the preschool, please check in at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary office.



 The Lake Roosevelt Preschool is an integrated preschool allowing children of various needs and abilities to participate in the program. Our staff strives to provide a beneficial preschool program.


Morning Session: 8:30-11:00 am

Afternoon Session: 12:00-2:30pm

Preschool is held:

Monday – Thursday for all sessions

Friday morning session 8:30 – 11:00 one day session for wait list children

We will follow the Grand Coulee Dam School District calendar with preschool beginning approximately 1 week after the start of each school year. During this time, developmental screening will take place by appointment for students not already screened. No preschool will be held on school holidays.


  1. 3-5 years of age. Must be 3 by 8/31 of that same school year.

 Toilet-training is a prerequisite, unless otherwise noted in IEP


1.Tuition is $100.00 a month for a 4 day week and $25.00 for the Friday session only. Tuition is due on the first day of every month (October-May) unless required criteria are met as explained on page .Tuition becomes over due on the 15th on each month

Please make checks payable to Grand Coulee Dam School District.


  1. Please call the preschool at 633-0730 ext. 404 by 8:00am or 11:30am if your child will not be attending school that day.


  1. Throughout the school year field trips will be taken. We will use a school bus if needed for the trips. A general permission form will be signed when you register. Notices will be sent home prior to any trips.


1.All children may celebrate their birthdays at school. Please let us know if you wish to do so.


1.One snack per preschool session will be provided. Snacks will be simple but nutritious. Occasionally, such as for birthdays and holidays, snacks may be “sugary”. However, we will strive to keep this at a minimum. Please advise our staff of any food allergies, sensitivities or special dietary needs your child may have.