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Title I PreK

Three preschool girls smiling

Elkhart Community Schools' Title I PreK program follows the Tools of the Mind program for instruction. Tools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood program that embeds development of executive functions and self-regulation into the design of all teaching and learning activities. We leverage make-believe play and a classroom culture of co-regulation and peer scaffolding to build the foundational skills children need to be successful in school and life. 

Qualifications for Enrollment in the Title I PreK Program
  • Student must be 4 years old on or before August 1 for Fall enrollment
  • Student's home address must fall within the boundaries of an ECS Title I school building (list of Title I schools)
  • Student must be fully toilet-trained.
Title I PreK Program Days/Hours
  • Monday-Thursday: 7:10am to 1:10pm
    • Breakfast: 7:10am
    • Lunch: 10:10am
    • Snack: 12:40pm
  • Friday: 7:10am to 9:40am
    • Breakfast: 7:10am
    • No lunch/snack served on Friday

Transportation is currently available for Title I PreK students. Students can also be dropped off and picked up by a parent/guardian/caregiver. 

Title I PreK

Title I PreK Program
Hawthorne Early Learning Center
501 W. Lusher Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46517

Meredith Warnock
Supervisor of Early Childhood Programs and Principal of Hawthorne Early Learning Center

Headshot of Meredith Warnock