• Welcome to Great Beginnings Preschool
    Phone: 816.858.5420 Fax: 816.858.7109
    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Class Hours:
    8:45 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m
    for Great Beginnings at District Education Center

    7:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:40 to 2:40 p.m.
    for Great Beginnings at Barry School
    No classes on Wednesdays
    Great Beginnings Preschool is a program serving students age three through pre-kindergarten, includes a tuition based preschool , peer modeling and early childhood special education programs. Our programs are located on the ground level of the Platte County District Education Center and at Barry School. Preschool classes are taught by certified teachers with a maximum classroom enrollment of 15 students per session. Additionally, a qualified para-professional assists in each classroom for more individualized instruction for our Pre-K students.

    The classroom design and daily schedules, while carefully planned to include math and language arts learning, play time, music, and a healthy snack, are flexible. Active, hands-on learning is key in the preschool classroom, with children's work prominently on display signaling to students that the room belongs to them. In addition to the learning classroom, a playroom has been constructed to develop both gross and fine motor skills that enhance the ability to learn. Great Beginnings uses a "Project Construct" curriculum that has been developed from research demonstrating that learners construct knowledge through interactions with their social and physical environments. A "Project Construct" classroom values and respects students as learners and persons and:

    • Uses students' interests to motivate and engage them in learning,
    • Encourages children to collaborate and work together,
    • Allows children to take initiative, express opinions, and make choices,
    • Views children's errors as learning opportunities,
    • Assesses children's thinking, as well as their work, in order to teach more effectively.
    As a distinguished school district, we are committed to exceeding expectations and providing quality educational opportunities to the children of our district. If you have any additional questions or need further information, please contact Great Beginnings Preschool at 816.858.5420.
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  • Open House at the DEC Great Beginnings for Tuition Based Preschool 


    If interested in attending our tuition-based preschool for 2020-2021 school year, come visit our school and meet our staff! Your child must be 4 years old by July 31st and not kindergarten eligible. We will have enrollment packets available for pick up at this time. Space is limited.

    Questions? Call 816.858.5420 Ext:2200

    Wednesday , March 25th,5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Great Beginnings Preschool
    District Education Center (DEC)

    Platte City, MO 64079



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