Preschool-Early Childhood Education (Income Based Eligibility)

Last Updated: 3/2/2021 6:09 PM


Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

Income based eligibility


Early Childhood Education Grant (ECE) entitlement programs provide high-quality early learning preschool services in order to prepare children for success in kindergarten.


Children who qualify for the ECE preschool classroom will attend preschool four full days a week.  School begins at 8:50 and is dismissed at 3:20.  


Tuition is calculated on a sliding scale based on where the family falls on the federal poverty guideline chart.


Students living in the Conesville or Keene areas will attend Conesville Elementary, and students living in the Warsaw area will attend Warsaw Elementary.


Once we have placed all River View Students who have applied, we will accept non-resident students, on a yearly basis.


River View residents will have bussing available from Keene to Conesville and to Warsaw.  


**If all of the available spots are not filled by 4 year old students, students that will be 3 years old as of October 1st of the current school year may be eligible to attend, after a waiver to admit 3 year old students has been approved by the state. The waiver is usually approved by the state at the beginning of November. So if your child will be 3 years old by October 1st please contact the school secretary to put them on the waiting list.**


Program Eligibility Requirements


The student must be four years old as of October 1st of the upcoming school year and not Kindergarten age eligible.  See note regarding 3 year old students above.**


The student cannot be Kindergarten eligible.

(5 years old on or before August 1st)


The family must meet income eligibility requirements.

**Guidelines were updated February 2021**

 (See Federal Poverty Guidelines)  


There may be a tuition charge per day, based on income level. 

(See Tuition Sliding Scale)


Income Eligible Preschool Application Process


Please call the school that you want your child to attend, either Conesville or Warsaw and the secretary will take your information and you will be added to the waiting list.  Once you are on the waiting list you will receive an application packet to be completed and returned to the Office of Special Programs. 


You can access the application here 2021-2022 ECE Application Packet.  **Please make sure you have your student on the waiting list.**


Required Documentation for Application

**Applications that are incomplete or do not have all required documentation included will not be considered for placement until they are complete.


  • Completed River View Preschool Application
  • Completed JFS form 01121 Eligibility screening tool
  • Income Verification documents
  • ECE Grant Income Eligibility Worksheet & Declaration of No Income
  • District registration form
  • District transportation form
  • Student's birth certificate
  • Proof of address - (see required documents list for a list of acceptable documents)
  • Custody paperwork, shared parenting agreement, court placement paperwork. If applicable.


Application Deadlines


The first application deadline is May 1, 2021.  Completed applications received by May 1, 2021 will be placed in the class by date they were put on the waiting list. 


Applications received after the May 1, 2021 deadline will be placed in the class in the order that the completed packet was received. 


Complete the required forms and turn into the Office of Special Programs at River View Junior High School.  You may also drop the completed packets off in the main office at either Conesville or Warsaw Elementary schools.


**Applications that are incomplete or do not have all required documentation included will not be considered for placement until they are complete.




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