Peer Model for Developmental Preschool

  • The YCS Developmental Preschool Program provides an inclusive preschool setting to educate children ages 3 and 4 years old with and without developmental disabilities.

    If you are interested in your child participating as a peer model in the Developmental Preschool, please complete this form.

    Peer Model Eligibility Criteria:
    • Child is age 3 or 4 years old by February 1.
    • Parent must be able to transport the child to and from the program. No busing services are available. 
    • Reside within YCS boundaries. Address verification required with current utility bill. 
    • Child has all required vaccinations to enter school.  Immunization verification required. 
    • If your child currently has an IEP, he/she would not qualify as a peer model in the YCS Developmental Preschool.  Please review the enrollment guidelines for Developmental Preschool.

Attendance Schedule

  • All preschool class are held four days a week on  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Developmental Preschool follows the YCS district calendar.

    McKenna Preschool
    AM Session 8:25AM to 10:55AM (3-4 years old)
    PM Session 12:25Pm to 2:55PM (4-5 years old)

    Prairie Preschool
    AM Session 8:30AM to 11:05AM (3-4 years old)
    PM Session 12:30PM to 3:05PM (4-5 years old)

    Fort Stevens & Mill Pond Preschool
    AM Session 9:15AM to 11:45AM (3-4 years old)
    PM Session 1:05PM to 3:45PM (4-5 years old)

Application Process

  • Completing the application does not guarantee placement in the Developmental Preschool. Student placement will be based on program availability as a Peer Model Program.

    If the student is accepted to attend the Developmental Preschool at Yelm Community Schools, online monthly payments of $300 are due on the 5th of each month.  Past due tuition may result in my child being removed from the program. A deposit equal to one month's tuition will be required once the student is accepted into the program and will be applied towards the first month’s tuition.

    Enrollment will remain open until filled.  

    Apply Online