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Preschool and Kindergarten Round Up Time!

Wabash, IN--Wabash City Schools is pleased to announce that the Preschool and Kindergarten Round Up for the 2023-2024 school year will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023.  This event will take place at L. H. Carpenter Early Learning Center from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.  Children ages 3 or 4 by August 1, 2023 are eligible to enroll in one of our preschool programs. Children that will be 5 by August 1, 2023 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten.

Families will be able to tour the school and fill out all necessary paperwork.  Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate and immunization records when you come to Round Up. Students will be given a readiness assessment as well as a free dental and vision screening.  They will also receive a balloon animal and be able to get their face painted.

Beginning with the 2023-2024 school year, parents of 3-year old students will have the option of a full or half day program.  The 4-year old program and kindergarten are full day.  During the school year, all students receive breakfast and lunch, access to a school nurse, special classes (music, art, PE, character building, and PLTW) and much more! Our 4-year olds and kindergarten students have access to bus transportation. Three-year olds will need to be transported by car.

Our preschoolers are taught by quality teachers that hold either an Indiana teachers license or a CDA (Child Development Associate credential).  Our programs are held in our recently renovated L. H. Carpenter building.  Classrooms are bright, cheery and inviting to students.  We also have an inclusive playground which provides access to all students.


Our center participates in the statewide rating system called Paths to Quality. It is a rating system that helps parents make informed decisions on early childhood programming. We have obtained a Level 3 status. We accept On My Way Pre-K grants and CCDF (Childcare Development Fund). Both of these assistance programs are from the federal/state government. If you feel you would qualify for assistance, we can help you sign up for the assistance during Round Up. 


If you have any questions prior to Round Up, please feel free to call L. H. Carpenter at 260-274-0333.