2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

The Parks and Recreation Department offers an early childhood education program which operates during the school year.


Register now for the 2017-2018 programs.  Enrollment will conclude once the programs reach capacity.  Maximum enrollment for each class is 8 participants.

Registration Form and Fees

Registration must be done in person at the Civic Center.  A non-refundable deposit representing the first week's fee must be paid at the time of enrollment.  The deposit will be applied towards your first week's payment.  The 2017-2018 weekly program fees are listed below.  Please complete the appropriate registration form and ACH form below as part of the registration process.

Tiny Tots:  Registration Form / ACH Authorization Form

Tot Lot:  Registration Form / ACH Authorization Form

Tiny Tots (T/TH)
3 & 4 Year Olds
Tot Lot (M/W/F)
4 & 5 Year Olds

Program Format/Curriculum

The "Tiny Tots" class is for 3 and 4 year olds.  Tiny Tots provides abundant opportunities for social and physical interaction and development with other children.  Children work on crafts, coloring, painting, and independent as well as group physical activities including indoor/gym and outdoor games.

The "Tot Lot" class is for 4 and 5 year olds.  Tot Lot provides a structured setting to introduce children to necessary skills and concepts in preparation for kindergarten.  Children work on the alphabet, nursery rhymes, colors, shapes, numbers 1-12, pencil activities, and independent as well as group physical activities including indoor/gym and outdoor games.

The leader for both programs is Lori Reeves.

Program Days/Times
The Tiny Tots program meets on Tuesday and Thursday.  The Tot Lot program meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Both programs are held from 9am to 11am.

First Class
The Tiny Tots program will begin on Tuesday, September 5th.  The Tot Lot program will begin on Wednesday, September 6th.

Each child will need to bring a box of crayons, facial tissue, and three large glue sticks at the beginning of the school year.  Please label these items with the participant's name.  Storage units will be provided.  No toys are to be brought from home except on show and tell days.

Show and Tell
Tiny Tots show and tell will be on Thursdays.  Tot Lot show and tell will be on Fridays.

The program leader will send a snack calendar home the first week of class.  Subsequent snack calendars will be sent home as necessary.  It is the parent's responsibility to send a healthy snack that has one of the food pyramid requirements for the entire class on their child's assigned day.  If you are unable to bring a snack on your assigned day please inform the program leader as soon as possible.

Our health policy requires the exclusion of any child who has an illness that includes a fever and/or communicable condition such as diarrhea, ringworm, impetigo, head lice, pink eye, and scabies.  We would greatly appreciate your cooperation concerning these conditions.  If your child will not be attending class, please call and inform the program leader.

Inclement Weather
In case of inclement weather, the following class cancellation policy will be observed:  The Parks and Recreation Department will close preschool if the Wahoo Public Schools are closed or if they have a late start due to inclement weather.  These announcements are made available on local radio or TV.

Discipline/Suspension of Care
Inappropriate student behavior or conduct will result in a 'time out' per child's age.  If misbehavior continues to occur on a regular or frequent basis, the student's parents, Mrs. Reeves, and Recreation Superintendent will meet to discuss an appropriate plan to remedy the behavior issue.  If necessary, the student may be suspended or terminated from the program.

Check Out Procedure
Anyone picking up a student must present a photo ID and be listed on the student's record as an individual who is authorized to pick up the child.

If you need additional information regarding the preschool program, contact Lori Reeves at 443-4174 (Civic Center) or 642-5787 (home).

To find out more about Wahoo Parks and Recreation programs and events, visit our website at

Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
(402) 443-4174
Fax: (402) 443-4179
Email: WahooCivicCenter