SPS Preschool Programs

  • Wonder Years is a full-time early childhood program for children who turn four years-old before August 1st.  Students attend classes Monday through Friday.

    LEAD Academy is a part-time early childhood program.  Students attend classes in either a morning or afternoon session Monday through Thursday.  LEAD students attend Early Childhood Special Education classes alongside pre-school peers with developmental delays.  LEAD = Leadership, Empathy, Advocacy, Diversity.


Enrollment Procedure

  • If you are interested in enrolling your child in Wonder Years or LEAD Academy, please complete the steps below:

    1. Complete the Early Childhood Interest Form

    2. 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.

    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.

Mission and Vision

  • Mission:
    Prepare all students for tomorrow by providing engaging, relevant, and personalized educational experiences today.

    Providing high-quality childhood experiences to educate the whole-child, helping them achieve their highest potential.