Little Panthers Preschool

Mrs. Lisa Samson


Mrs. Tina Gust


Located at Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center


Incoming Little Panthers Registration return date changed!

Hello Little Panther families,

I hope this email finds all of you safe and healthy. In accordance with the extended executive Safer at Home order, LPPS registration has been moved from the week of June 8-12th to the week of July 13-17th. This extension in date will also give families more time to have health appraisals completed (some wanted them done before they dropped off registration). Please remember health appraisals are not due until your child starts LPPS, but are recommended to be in as soon as you have them completed by your physician.

Thank you for your continued patience in this non-conventional year of enrollment and registration.

Stay safe!

Michelle Wilcox

Community Education Director

DeWitt Public Schools

LPPS families: March tuition will be prorated from the last day of school, including April (to the date we return to school). Please be aware that April automatic withdrawals have been cancelled. The Community Education Office is closed during the mandated school shut down so please be patient with the prorated amounts as they have yet to be determined and will not be until we return to school. After returning to school, this will be determined, approved, and communication to families will go out via email/FB/website.

Little Panthers Preschool serves three to five year old children in a multi-age learning environment. The preschool is based on the High/Scope approach which focuses on active learning, where children learn through direct, hands-on experiences with people,objects,events, and ideas.

To be eligible to attend Little Panthers Preschool, children must be three years of age by September 1, and fully potty trained.

You do not need to be a DeWitt resident to apply for Little Panthers Preschool.

For more information on the High Scope Curriculum, please see the Preschool Parent Handbook.

Little Panthers Preschool is a half day program.

Preschool tuition payments are due the first of every month from September – April. Checks may be made payable to DeWitt Community Ed and may be dropped off at the Community Education office located at FECC.

Please let us know if you are interested in an automatic deduction option using your credit/debit card.

2020-2021 Class Options & Tuition Cost

2 Day AM

Tuesday & Thursday8-11 a.m. $127/month ($1141/year)

3 Day AM

Monday, Wednesday & Friday8-11 a.m$196/ month ($1693/ year)

4 Day AM

Monday - Thursday12-3$250/ month ($2125/year)

4 Day PM -2 sessions

Monday - Thursday8-11 or 12-3$250/month ($2125/year)

Enrollment application will be available Monday March 16th for incoming new families

Enrollment is lottery based

Enrollment Application Fee- $50.00

Registration Fee -$75.00 (waived if enrollment is paid in full)

Please note the K.I.D.S. Childcare is a separate program from LPPS and has separate fees*

Payment receipts can be downloaded and printed using Activenet class registration portal.

Tax ID#: G38-600-1000

Please retain your monthly receipts. End of year reports will not be provided.