Triton Elementary offers a full-day learning program for
Pre-K students in our community. Our
mission is to provide for the physical, mental, and social-emotional needs of
each child while preparing him/her for success in kindergarten and the world beyond.
We believe that all children benefit and learn from active
participatory learning and meaningful adult-child interactions. The learning environment supports student
interests and provides a variety of materials for free and structured play in
addition to child-initiated and teacher-guided experiences.
Note: Students who
turn 4 years old by August 1, 2020, are eligible to apply for enrollment at
Triton Elementary Preschool. No more
than 20 students will be enrolled so that a student-teacher ratio of 12-2 or
less may be maintained at all times.
Preference will be given to students who live in the Triton district and
to those who are 4 and not yet 5 by August 1, 2020.
Hours of Operation
Elementary Preschool is in session daily from 8:00am until 3:05pm (8:00-2:35 on
Fridays) following the Triton School Corporation calendar. A sample daily
schedule can be found in the Triton Elementary Preschool Handbook, p. 6.
transportation is offered to students who reside within the Triton district and
are served by the transportation department.
For more information, contact Laura Baker, Director of Transportation,
($1.20 per meal) and lunch ($2.10 per meal) are available daily. Students may also choose to pack a
lunch. A nutritious afternoon snack is
offered to all students at no additional cost.
Assistance for school lunches is available for qualifying families. The application for financial assistance can be found under Downloadable Documents..
The cost of
preschool is $125 per week for 36 weeks.
However, families whose annual household income is less than $200,000
will only be charged $75 per week. Proof
of income is required such as a W-2 form or monthly pay stub as well as
completion of the application for
assistance. Families may choose to
pay by the week or the month. See the
next section to find out if you may qualify for free preschool.
On My Way Pre-K Funding
Elementary Preschool is an On My Way Pre-K provider which means our program
meets Level 3 standards on the Paths to Quality rating scale. Families who qualify for this funding source
receive weekly vouchers that cover the entire cost of preschool. To see if you might qualify, complete the
online application at onmywayprek.org. The online application must be followed by a face-to-face appointment with a local
representative from Brightpoint to confirm documentation. Please
note that On My Way Pre-K only applies to students who turn 4 but are not yet 5
by August 1, 2020.
Elementary Preschool offers a wide range of learning experiences using small
group instruction, whole group activities, and independent play. Staff members plan lessons and activities
based on the Indiana Early Learning Foundations to help students develop skills in language/literacy, physical and social-emotional development,
mathematics, creative arts, science and technology, social studies, and
approaches to learning. Additional
resources such as High Scope Preschool
Curriculum and Second Step for Early
Learners help staff deliver high quality and developmentally-appropriate
TO APPLY FOR PRESCHOOL for 2020-21:
Download and complete the Triton Elementary Preschool Application
Download and complete the Application for
Financial Assistance (2 pages).
Apply online to see if you qualify for On My Way Pre-K funding.
Mail completed documents to Triton Elementary School,
200 Triton Drive, Bourbon, IN, 46504,
OR scan and email to [email protected].
Documents may also be delivered in person at the Triton Elementary office
or Triton School Corporation Administrative Office during normal hours of operation.