Shady Dell Early Childhood Center

  • In 2006-07 the district added to its established early childhood program by opening the Shady Dell Early Childhood Center. The center houses 8 Wonder Years classrooms as well as 1 Early Childhood Special Education classroom. The center can serve up to 180 preschool students. After school care, called SWAP, is also offered at the center. During the 20-21 school year, the district expanded to add transportation to and from Shady Dell for qualifying students. Additionally, Shady Dell serves as a Parents as Teachers hub for Springfield Public Schools.

Enrollment Process

    • 1. Call 417-523-1333 to schedule a preschool screening or submit a Screening Appointment Request and someone will be in touch with you.  Bring your child's immunization record, birth certificate, and proof of residency with you to the screening appointment.  You will also complete registration paperwork during the screening appointment. 

      2. Complete the Early Childhood Interest Form to be considered for the Wonder Years program.  

      3. Complete the Online Enrollment Form. 

      4.  Complete the Household Income Survey

      If your child qualifies for placement, you will receive an email with further instructions.   You will also be notified if they do not qualify.


Contact Us

  • 2757 E. Division St.

    Springfield, MO  65803

    (417) 523-1300


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