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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: 11:25am
    • Snack: 12:40pm
  • Friday: 7:10am to 9:40am
    • Breakfast: 7:10am
    • No lunch/snack served on Friday

Transportation is currently not available for Title I PreK students. Students must 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
Early Childhood Coordinator
574-262-5837
mwarnock@elkhart.k12.in.us