Rykers' Ridge Preschool

The Madison Consolidated Preschool, Rykers' Ridge Elementary School location, strives to create a safe, nurturing, educational, and developmentally appropriate learning environment that meets the individual needs of our students. Students at the preschool learn through play in a developmentally appropriate and inclusive learning environments while developing school readiness skills. 

The teachers at our preschool implement the Creative Curriculum for Preschool in their classrooms to teach social skills, math and reading readiness skills, science and social studies concepts, and health and nutritional practices. The curriculum balances both teacher ­directed and child ­initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. We also implement Everyday Mathematics PreK and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) instruction at the preschool in order to align our curriculum with district programming. 

Our staff views education as a partnership between the students, parents, and teachers. We believe it is essential to develop a good rapport with our families based on open communication and mutual respect. This is the foundation of a successful school experience. Through this partnership, students will learn to self ­monitor and manage their own behaviors in a variety of situations that will allow them to make decisions, solve problems, and demonstrate positive social interactions with their peers. It is our sincere hope that each child will develop a positive outlook towards school, build strong and lasting friendships, gain an appreciation of the World around them, and acquire a lifelong love for learning! 

Mission Statement
Our mission is to educate all children to reach their potential by providing our students with a high quality early childhood experience. We strive to create a safe, nurturing, educational, and developmentally appropriate learning environment through a partnership with our students, families, and community. 

Preschool Program (fees applicable for the 2019-2020 school year)
Preschool classes are held Monday­-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a fee of $75/week. This fee includes morning snack.  Students in the Preschool Program may arrive anytime after 7:15 a.m.  

The full day option includes preschool instruction and offers drop off beginning at 7:15 a.m. ­with pick-up by 5:30 p.m. for a fee of $125/week. This fee includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.

All programs have a $50 registration fee at the time of enrollment. 

Tuition Assistance Available:
Free preschool is available for qualifying families through  Free/Reduced Lunch Application and Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Vouchers.

2018-2019 Free/Reduced Letter                2018-2019 Free/Reduced Letter - Spanish
2018-2019 Free Meal Application             2018-2019 Free Meal Application - Spanish

Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Vouchers
We accept CCDF vouchers. Families can apply for assistance at River Valley Resources.  Please contact River Valley Resources using the link at the bottom of the page to determine eligibility for partial or full tuition assistance.  You may also contact Tara McKay, Preschool Coordinator, for additional information at tmckay@madison.k12.in.us or 812-273-8528.

River Valley Resources http://www.rivervalleyresources.com (CCDF Vouchers)
Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral (IACCRR) http://www.iaccrr.org
Family and Social Services Administration http://www.in.gov/fssa
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) http://www.naeyc.org
Clearinghouse http://www.clearinghouseproject.org
Indiana Department of Education http://www.doe.in.gov
Indiana‚Äôs Early Learning Foundations: http://www.doe.in.gov/sites/default/files/earlylearning/foundations­-2015­august­12.pdf
Ohio Valley Opportunities (OVO) http://www.ovoinc.org
OVO Headstart http://www.ovoinc.org/head­start
First Steps http://www.firststepssoutheast.org
One Community One Family http://www.onecommunityonefamily.org

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      Rykers' Ridge Elementary School
      2450 Rykers' Ridge Road
      Madison, IN 47250

      Jill Mires, Principal

      Phone: 812-274-8006
      Fax: 812-274-8016

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