• Enrollment -Frequently Asked Questions

    When can I enroll?

                On February 1st enrollment opens up to our current families as well as our Febuary Early Enrollment wait list. On March 1st enrollment opens up the public. (More detailed information about our wait lists is available on the 'Enrollment Procedure" Link under "Enrollment" on our website. (If Feb. or March 1st  falls on a Saturday or Sunday, enrollment will start on the first Monday of that month.)

    How do I enroll?

    Fill out the enrollment application and send in the registration fee. The enrollment application can be found on our website or picked up at Benton Central Jr. / Sr. High School in the preschool classroom. Also, if you e-mail the director it can be e-mailed to you.

    What is the registration fee?

    The registration fee is in the amount of $50/child. The fee is accepted in cash or check. Checks made out to Little Prairie Preschool.

    Where do I send the enrollment application and registration fee?

    Applications may be dropped of at the preschool in Benton Central, with the BC main office, sent through interschool mail, or sent using the US Postal Service to the address below... (applications accepted prior to enrollment start dates in February (for early enrollment) and March (for public enrollment) will be notified and sent back. Applications may not be send in early.)

                Benton Central Jr. / Sr. High School

                Attn: Little Prairie Preschool

                4241 E 300 South

                Oxford, IN 47971

    What order are applications accepted?

             Applications can not be accepted until Feb 1st for current families and early enrollment wait list families; March1st for our open enrollment.  Please note: ANY APPLICATION MAILED TO BC OR DROPPED OFF arriving prior to those dates can not be accepted. Director will call the family to inform them that their application is being mailed back to them and they are welcome to bring it in on Feb 1st/March 1st or send it back in using US Mail to arrive on or after the 1st of the month they are allowed to enroll. Preschool opens at 7:30 am each day, first applications to be dropped off in the preschool on the morning of the 1st are first served. Applications that arrive using US Postal Service on Feb 1st/March 1st will be taken once they are reciveived in the director's mailbox that day. Application arriving using interschool mail within Benton Community School Corp are also placed in the director's mailbox and will only be accepted once the Feb 1st/ March 1st enrollment begins.

    When is open house?

    Open house is held in August. Please see the Calendar for each school year regarding that year's Open House Date(s).

    What paperwork will I need?

    In July before the start of your child’s school year you will be reminded of the Open House date as well as paperwork you will need for your child to start. Within 30 days of our start date, the Little Prairie Preschool Requires the following paperwork:

                1. Physical from within the last year

                2. Immunizations Record for 3-5 year olds

    •    3 Hepatitis B
    •    4 DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis)
    •    3 Polio (Inactivated Polio)
    •    1 MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
    •    1 Varicella (chickenpox)

                3. Copy of birth certificate

                4. Picture Release form: this is provided to you at open house. You may choose to sign the release of your child’s picture in the classroom or not.

                5. Information for the Benton Central Alert Now system, which is an automated call used for notifications such as school cancellations and delays.

    What if I have questions?

    Please contact the preschool director.

                Bri Weitlauf   

                765-884-1600 Ext. 2133

                bweitlauf@benton.k12.in.us