Preschool & After-School Programs

Little Pirates Learning Center

The Little Pirates Learning Center is a preschool program designed to provide children of working parents with a safe, well-supervised atmosphere. The focus of the program is to stimulate development in the areas of social, cognitive, gross and fine motor skills, thereby increasing the child's feeling of self-confidence and self-esteem.

Enrollment is open to preschool children of any social background, racial or ethnic group who are at least three to five years old. For more information about this program, please contact the office of Perryville Primary Center at 547-7500, extension 311.

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Parents as Teachers is a voluntary and flexible program that provides practical, effective help for all Missouri families with children birth to age five. It offers: information and guidance to the parents before a baby is born to help them prepare for the important job of being a parent; personal visits by certified child development specialists; group meetings with other parents to gain new insights, share experiences and discuss topics of interest; information on what to look for and expect as the child grows and develops; and periodic checkups of the child's educational and sensory development.

For more information about the program, please contact the Perryville Primary Center at 547-7500, extension 311.

Adventure Club

The Perryville Elementary School offers an after-school child care program for school-age children. The program is called "Adventure Club." The program runs Monday through Friday from 2:55 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for children in kindergarten through grade 6. The staff members are certified in child development and the program is sanctioned by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The Adventure Club provides a planned enrichment program which features age-appropriate activity centers, computers and structured recreational activities. The Adventure Club is located in the Elementary Cafeteria and Resource Room.

The cost of the program is $2.75 per hour ($16.00 for full day), summer or school year, per child, with a one-time $25.00 registration fee per family per school year.

For additional information or to register, contact the Elementary School at 547-7500, extension 609 or 335. Summer Adventure Club is also available.

21st Century Grant Programs

Journeys is a before/after-school program for middle school students. Learning zones and an intervention reading class are free opportunities offered through this program. The learning zones provide students additional assistance with homework. The Intervention reading class provides an opportunity for growth in a student's reading level. Information is available at 547-7500, extension 206 before 3:00 p.m. or extension 323 after 3:00 p.m.

The high school program is called Choices (Creating High-quality Opportunities to Increase our Capability to Experience Success). The program includes Credit Recovery classes, homework assistance each morning and special interest groups. Information is available by calling the high school office at 547-7500, extension 215 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.