Gifted Preschool Opening in August 2022!
Qualifying / Age Requirements / Registration
Children must be potty-trained and age 4 by August 31, 2022, to enroll in the program. Initially, we were planning for ages 3 & 4, but we will only be able to have 4-year-olds in our first year. Community Education does offer general preschool for students who are age 3. This would be a great foundation before applying for our Gifted Preschool! Please see their website for further information.
Qualifying children will be invited to register on a first-come, first-in basis according to the screening process.
Children who pass the screening for Gifted Preschool, and who successfully complete the program, may automatically qualify for DVUSD Gifted Kindergarten programs (Bright Beginnings Kindergarten or Gifted Cluster Kindergarten).
Typically at this young age, a child needs to be evaluated by a licensed psychologist. We will honor these assessments (more information below), but they can be fairly costly. Because of this, our team has created a screener for our preschool program. We have more information and sign-up for the screener available here.
Screening & Qualifying Options -
Psychologist Evaluation - Beginning December 1st, 2021 - Children who have been evaluated by a licensed psychologist and score at the 90th percentile or higher, in any of the three state-approved areas of giftedness (Verbal, Quantitative, & Nonverbal) may qualify. Send score report to firstname.lastname@example.org for review and approval.
Early Bird Screening - Winter 2021-22 - Sign up now for our Gifted Preschool Screening ($50) being held on December 18th or January 8th. Qualifying students will receive documentation of approval to register for the program this spring.
General Screening - Spring & Summer 2022 - Sign-up for our Gifted Preschool Screening ($50). Dates and sign-up links will be posted on our website in January 2022. Qualifying students will receive documentation of approval to register for the program.
Screener information and Early Bird Screening sign-up are available here.
Thank you to all who contributed to the interest survey!
As of 11/10/2021, the survey helped our team decide on the program location and what program focus has the most interest.
We are using the email addresses from this survey to update parents when we have news. If you want to be added to the email list, please just take the survey.
Gifted Preschool is part of both Community Education and DVUSD Gifted Services. As part of Community Education programming, it will follow their Handbook. That said our program will be unique. We will have a gifted supplemental section published later this spring with more specific details.