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Back to School Blast Flyer

3rd Annual

  • A community wide event for school-aged children, in collaboration with multiple partner agencies. Children will receive:
  • BACK PACKS FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES
  • IMMUNIZATIONS/VACCINATIONS, SPORTS PHYSICALS
  • HEATLH RECORDS, HAIRCUTS, DENTAL SCREENINGS
  • WELLNESS CHECKS, FOOD! FUN! PRIZES!

Register Today!  May 1 - July 26

VIP PREFERENCE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO PREREGISTER

ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH                      GREAT FALLS RESCUE MISSION                        OPPORTUNITIES, INC
3220 11th Ave S                                        ADMINISTRATION OFFICE                           Community Resource Center
Monday-Friday 9 am - 6:30 pm              408 2nd Ave S, East Entrance                                  1123 Central Ave
                                                                 Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm                             Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, NOON - 4 PM
(11 AM - 4 PM for Kids who Pre-register)

Mansfield Convention Center,  2 Park Drive S,  b2sblast.org

GFPS Early Learning Enrollment Flyer

FREE EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM
FOR 4 YR OLDS

ENROLLMENT

2024-25 School Year
*Must be 4 on or before Sept. 10th

TAKING APPOINTMENTS NOW
FOR SCREENING PROCESS!

If you live nearest one of the following elementary schools, your child is eligible for screening!

Giant Springs
Lewis and Clark
Longfellow
Loy
Mountain View
Sunnyside
West 
Whittier

Early Learning Family Center
Call Today   268-6400

Early Learning Program Enrollment Changes

Currently, GFPS provides a Transitional Kindergarten program for children who meet criteria for Exceptional Circumstances (age, income eligibility, Limited English Proficient, tribal enrollment, identified disability, etc.)  These criteria will no longer be considered after June 30, 2024. 

This past year, Montana passed a new law (HB 352) allowing districts to provide high-quality, early literacy targeted intervention programs for children to increase the percentage of children who are reading proficient by the end of 3rd grade.  To be considered for enrollment, children must be 4, on or before Sept. 10th, live within identified GFPS elementary school boundary areas, and demonstrate a delay in one or more of the literacy skills as identified within the law.  With parent permission, an early literacy screener will be given to each child by a certified educator and takes approximately 15 minutes.  Voluntary enrollment into GFPS Early Learning Program will be based on the early literacy screening outcome.  The Early Learning Program will integrate high-quality, age appropriate, literacy instruction into all learning domains.

*Note:  The Special Education (IDEA) classroom criteria will remain the same.  Children ages 3-5, who are identified as meeting criteria and demonstrating a need for special education, are entitled to a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE).

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the office at the Early Learning Family Center at 268-6400.