Waynesville Pre-School Screenings being scheduled

Screenings for Pre-school age children

May and July screenings for preschool children ages 3 and 4 who live in the Waynesville R-VI School District are now being scheduled at Williams Early Childhood Center, 12225 Pulaski Avenue, Fort Leonard Wood. To schedule a screening appointment for May 28 or 29 or July 29, 30, or 31, please call 573-842-2650. Students must be ages 3 or 4 by August 1, 2024, to qualify for screening. Students who have already been screened and are on a waiting list do not need to be re-screened. “Our highly qualified, certified teachers work with students on skills that help prepare them to be successful learners in kindergarten,” said Dr. Molinda Mitchell, principal at the center. “By engaging students early, our preschool students become successful kindergartners.” Williams Early Childhood Center’s pre-school program consists of PACE and ECSE. Both are free for Waynesville R-VI residents who are admitted to the program. PACE is the Parent And Child Education program and is for children ages three, four, and five who are potty trained, have gone through the screening process used to place students, and have been admitted to the program. Transportation is not provided for the PACE program. ECSE The Early Childhood Special Education Program is a free service provided by the Waynesville School District and services children who are three-years to kindergarten age with educationally disabling conditions. Children with disabling conditions are those who demonstrate significant delays in one or more of these areas:

  • vision/hearing
  • speech/language
  • intellectual functioning
  • overall development
  • rate of learning and/or
  • social/emotional development

For information about the center, please call 573-842-2650.