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Ladders to Learning

Geneseo Public Preschool

Who: 3, 4, and 5 year olds (not eligible for kindergarten)
When: Monday-Friday a.m. or p.m.
Where: Northside Elementary School
Free Tuition

Screening for 2018-2019: March 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2018.

Please schedule a screening appointment by calling Mrs. Amber Dickey, Northside School, at 945.0612 Please schedule a screening appointment beginning February 5th, 2018.

Program Overview

Ladders to Learning is designed to help children succeed in school. Every child is given the opportunity to gain competence, confidence, and self-worth. Together with the child's parents, the Ladders' staff will strive to:

*Offer hands-on play experiences
*Promote socialization
*Increase communication skills
*Instill the love of books and reading
*Improve motor skills
*Develop readiness for school

Administration and Staff

Program Administrator: Mr. Alex Kashner

Teachers: Mrs. Denise Teague
Teacher Assistants: Mrs. Julie Durian(AM)
Mrs. Maria Gehl (PM)
Parent Coordinator: Mrs. Amber Dickey

Home-School Connections

The Ladders to Learning Program strongly encourages and benefits from parent involvement. Listed is a sampling of the ways that parents can participate in the educational process:

*Classroom helpers
*Field trip chaperones
*Guest readers
*Sharing special hobbies, talents, or interest areas
*Family Fun Nights
*Parent-teacher conferences and Home Visits


Admission to the Ladders to Learning Preschool is based upon the scores from screening results in the following areas:

*Vision and Hearing
*Speech and Language
*Cognitive, Gross Motor and Fine Motor skills
*Parent Interview Questionnaire

Ladders to Learning will screen March 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2018. It will be held at First Congregational. Students being screened must be 3 by Sept. 1st, and not eligible for kindergarten.


Ladders to Learning follows the Geneseo School Calendar. It is important that all families provide phone numbers, addresses, babysitting and transportation schedules. If any change should occur or need to be made, a note explaining those changes must be sent. A phone call to the classroom or school office may be made for last minute changes.


Regular attendance is important for your child's development and is expected when your child is enrolled in Ladders to Learning. If your child does not feel well, or has been running a fever, please keep him/her home. Illnesses and absences should be reported to the Northside School Attendance line at 945-0194. In the case of your child's absence it is your responsibility to also notify Pink's Bus Service at 944-6417.


If your child is a bus rider it is your responsibility to walk your child out to the bus each day. You must also meet the bus when your child returns home. If you are not there to meet the bus, your child will be taken back to school. This is for your child's safety and violation of this policy on a regular basis is grounds for dismissal from the program. It is also a good idea to review the bus safety rules with your child regularly.


Ladders meets every day Monday-Friday
AM Session: 8:15-11:10
PM Session: 12:15-3:10


Please Welcome Dr. Brumbaugh to District 228
While it has been my distinct honor to serve at the employment of the Board of Education, it has been a joy to work with the dedicated staff and administration of this school district for 15 years.  There is much for which we can be proud, and the collaborative spirit of how this District works … Continue reading "Please Welcome Dr. Brumbaugh to District 228"

High School: 945-0399
Middle School: 945-0599
Millikin: 945-0475
Northside: 945-0625
Southwest: 945-0652


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Kindergarten Registration 2018-19

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten Registration Packet

Kindergarten Parent Information

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Geneseo CUSD#228 is in need of substitute teachers for all grade levels.  Interested individuals must have a valid teaching or substitute teaching certificate.  Please contact the Regional Office of Education at 309-936-7890 for compliance requirements.  



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