Little Panthers Preschool

Mrs. Lisa Samson


Mrs. Tina Gust


Located at Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center


Little Panthers Preschool is now full for the 2019-20 school year, please check with the office to see if any spots have opened up after the registration/enrollment date. This is a testament to our wonderful staff and programming!

Incoming Little Panthers Open House and Registration for '20-'21

Mark your calendars! Little Panthers open house and registration night is scheduled for March 16th at 6:00 pm at FECC. Come meet your future teachers, get a feel for the classrooms, look around our school and register tonight! Registrations for LPPS will be based on a lottery system if the number of registrants exceeds spaces available. KIDS Program staff will be on site to register incoming LPPS students for the '20-'21 school year as well (KIDS is fcfs until capacity for the program has been reached)! One stop, one night and you can have everything done for your little one!

Current Little Panthers Re-registration '20-'21

If you would like your child to attend a second year of LPPS in preparation for their upcoming school career please be on the look out for a re-registration packet! This is slated to come home with your student in their Friday folders the week of February 24th and will need to be turned in no later than March 13th. If your student has not attended the KIDS Program in the past and you would like to do so now, KIDS information will be in the packet as well!

1920 New Open Enrollment form.pdf

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.

2019-2020 Class Options & Tuition Cost

2 Day AM

Tuesday & Thursday8-11 a.m. $124/month ($1117/year)

3 Day AM

Monday, Wednesday & Friday8-11 a.m$192/ month ($1661/ year)

4 Day AM

Monday - Thursday12-3$245/ month ($2085/year)

4 Day PM -2 sessions

Monday - Thursday8-11 or 12-3$245/month ($2085/year)

Enrollment application will be available Monday March 11th for incoming new families

Enrollment is lottery based

Enrollment Application Fee- $50.00

Registration Fee -$75.00

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.