Coeur d‘Alene Public Schools


We invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at the Harding Head Start and Preschool!

We are looking forward to beginning another successful school year with you and your child(ren). Our staff, along with our teaching partners at Head Start, are dedicated to providing a quality education that is positive and individualized to meet each child’s needs within a general education preschool setting. We value the role parents play in the educational process and believe it is critical to work together to provide educational opportunities for your child(ren) to grow and learn early school readiness skills.  We encourage parents to visit anytime and spend an hour or a day with their child in his/her classroom! Please check in as a visitor at the office so you can get a visitor badge. Also, we love to have parents volunteer anytime, especially on a weekly basis so you can become a part of our classroom team. If you would like to volunteer please call the Harding Preschool Office.

Our Phone number is (208) 620-2031. The first day of school is September 6th, 2016 (Tuesday). Children will attend school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The morning session will be 8:30-12:00, and the afternoon session will be 1:00-4:30. Office hours are T, W, TR 8:30-11:30 and 12:00 to 2:00pm. Friday 8:30-11:30 and 12:00-1:45.
Your child will need a backpack with a change of clothes, diapers, and wet wipes EVERY day.

Transportation is available as arranged by the Transportation Department at 667-3451. Please have your child ready prior to the bus arriving to ensure the bus is able to get to school on time. If your child is sick or will not be riding the bus, please call the Transportation Department and the Harding Preschool to let them know as soon as possible.

Meals and snacks will be included free of charge. However, every child must have a completed FY 2016-17 CACFP Meal Benefit Income Eligibility and Enrollment Form on file prior to starting meals. This form must be returned b
y the first da
y of school.