Buzzing Bees Preschool | Frequently Asked Questions


If my child turns three during the school year, can my child attend the 3-Year-Old Preschool program mid-year? 

All students enrolled in our preschool program must be three years old by Sept. 1. 

What are the hours for Preschool?

The hours are Central-Denison 8:45 - 11:30 a.m. / Star Center 8:30 - 11:15 a.m., and parents can choose if they want their child to attend 2, 3, or 5 days of the week. 

Will my child be accepted into the program?

It is first-come, first-served due to limited seats available. However, we will have a waitlist, and if a seat opens up, we will contact the family. 

Do you provide transportation for the preschool program? 

We do not provide transportation for our 3-Year-Old Preschool students. 

Does my child need to be potty trained? 

We are requiring that the children are potty trained to enter our preschool program. We do, however, understand that there will be accidents. 

Why is there a cost associated with the preschool program?

3-Year-Old Preschool is not funded by the state, therefore, in order to offer this preschool option to our families, we have to self-fund the program to pay for the cost of running it and to pay the teaching staff. 

Will you be offering before and after-school care and a wrap-around care option? 

Yes, Lake Geneva Schools has partnered with the Geneva Lakes Family YMCA to provide onsite (at Central-Denison & Star Center) wrap-around care for Preschool and 4K students.  YMCA Wrap Around Care is for your child in the hours outside of this scheduled Preschool or 4K session and will be offered Monday through Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Visit our website or the Geneva Lakes Family YMCA website for more information.

When do I pay my registration fee? 

You pay the $100 registration fee when you fill out the registration packet. We will process the $100 payment upon acceptance into the program. If they are not accepted, we will not process the check.

How do I know if my child has been accepted into the program?

District Office will call you to let you know that your child has been accepted.

Does the Buzzing Bees Preschool follow our district calendar? 

Yes, our preschool program will follow the district/4K calendar. On non-student days there will be no preschool. There will also not be preschool on the district's early release days. Please see the district calendar for details.

What does my child learn in 3-Year-Old Preschool?

Please see our Parent Curriculum Guide for an overview of our educational philosophy, guiding principles, and curriculum summary.

What school supplies do I need to purchase, and what should I bring on the first day of school?

A school supplies list will be published by each elementary school in June or July, visit the school's website for details. 

Do you accept students that live in a different district?

Yes, we accept students that live in different districts.

How do I know how my child is doing every day? 

The staff will fill out a communication sheet daily to send home with your child. You also have the option to participate in parent-teacher conferences two times during the school year to discuss your child’s progress.

Where are the 3-Year-Old Preschool Programs located?

The programs are located at Central-Denison Elementary and Star Center Elementary. 

How can parents become involved in this program? 

There are many ways to become involved in your child’s experience! You can talk to the school’s principal about filling out a volunteer form and becoming a volunteer in the classroom to assist with educational activities, field trips, etc.

How can I register my child for the program? 

You can physically register your child at the District Office at 208 E. South Street, Lake Geneva. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate. You will then be asked to fill out our registration packet. Once we have the completed registration packets, the information will be reviewed, and parents will be notified as soon as possible of the student’s placement.

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