Lindbergh Early Childhood Education Program Offerings for 2023-24

  • Preschool Peer Model Program

    Peer model students learn confidence, empathy, and school readiness skills while supporting the educational needs of their peers by being a leader and a friend. Our Peer Model Program is a research-based program that supports the learning of children with developmental delays. Students who serve as peer models must exhibit age-appropriate skills in all areas of development in order to be placed in the peer model program. The class times are either morning or afternoon Monday-Thursday. There is no tuition charge to families for this program; however, a program maintenance fee of $150 will be collected each month. 


    Students who apply for this placement will be screened for eligibility before placement. Eligibility criteria includes, but is not limited to:

    • Age 3 or older 
    • Separates easily from parents
    • Able to follow rules and routines
    • Can independently attend to a preferred/self-directed activity for at least 8 to 10 minutes
    • Able to play beside and/or with other children while sharing the same bin of toys
    • Talks to other children while playing
    • English speech is clear and understandable by unfamiliar adults
    • Can understand and answer simple questions in English
    • Is well-coordinated and able to walk, run, jump, and climb
    • Consistent attendance


    The schedule for the peer model program is Monday-Thursday.

    • Ages 3 and 4 years old - 8:30-11:40 a.m.
    • Ages 4 and 5 - 12:15-3:25 p.m.


    Enrollment is very limited in the Peer Model Program; therefore it is suggested that interested families also register for a spot in the general education program. Students must have at least 95% attendance to continue in this program.


    Inclusive Classrooms

    All classrooms at Lindbergh Early Childhood Education are inclusive of students of varying needs. Our teachers include educators certified in general education and special education. Students are placed in the appropriate classroom based upon their age and their needs.


    Program Options:

    Our full day program includes a childcare component from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m in order to meet the needs of working families. Full day programming is only offered at the LECE Center at 4814 S. Lindbergh Blvd.


    The full day classroom schedule is as follows:

    • 7-7:45 a.m. - arrival (8 a.m. arrival is considered tardy)
    • 7:45 a.m.-2:25 p.m. - educational hours
    • 2:25-5:30 p.m. - childcare hours


    Part Day classrooms are half day options, and are at both the LECE Center and ECE West.

    The hours of the part day classrooms are:


    8:30-11:40 a.m. 



    Monday - Friday

    Monday - Thursday (Peer Model only)


    12:15-3:25 p.m.



    Monday - Friday

    Monday - Thursday (Peer Model only)


    Scholarship Opportunities

    Partial and full scholarship opportunities are available for students who meet Free and Reduced Lunch criteria. Scholarship spots are limited, and our waiting list does apply for all enrolling students, including those who wish to apply for a scholarship.