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Early Childhood Education

The purpose of the Blair Community Schools Early Childhood Preschool Program is to provide a high quality early childhood experience for your child in a safe, supporting and stimulating environment where children develop and progress in a fun, developmentally appropriate curriculum. One of the main goals of the preschool program is to prepare children for Kindergarten. Your child will participate in a preschool curriculum that promotes learning through play and discovery, as teachers support children’s pre-academic progress while respecting the ways they grow and develop. Parental involvement is an integral part of the preschool program. 

If you have questions about the Blair Community Schools Early Childhood Program, you may contact:

Leon Haith

Director of Student Services

leon.haith AT blairschools DOT org


Leon Haith, Director of Student Services

Rachel Aten, Elementary teacher and parent

Maureen Bray, Parent

Dee Drew, Community Member

Emily Givens, Preschool Parent Representative

Karlyn Huppert, Daycare Provider

Kari Loseke, Board of Education Representative

Stacy Nelsen, Community Peschool Provider

Angie Soukup, Preschool Speech and Language Pathologist

Serving Our Youngest Students Ages Birth - Five


Blair Community Schools is accepting preschool applications for the 2018-19 school year.

Eligibility Requirements 

 The preschool child must:    

1.  reside in the Blair School District

2.  be at least 3 years of age on or before July 31st; and

3.  not be eligible to attend kindergarten (age 5 on or before July 31st)

Families interested in enrolling a child in the Blair Community Schools Preschool program should complete and submit the online application.

2018-19 Preschool Online Application

Contact Karen at 402-427-2715 with questions. 

The Early Childhood Preschool Program

located at Deerfield Primary School

1100 Deerfield Blvd.

Blair, NE  68008

Office Hours

7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

2017-18 School Year Class Times

Half-Day Classrooms

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Fridays)

Extended Day Classrooms

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)

10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Fridays)

Leon Haith, Director of Student Services

Karen Green, Preschool Secretary

Jane Prieksat. Family Service Coordinator

Phone:  402-427-2715

Fax:  402-427-2992

Due to safety concerns, parents & caregivers are required to park in the north parking lot (with the flagpole) at Deerfield School and use the crosswalk to walk preschool children to and from the building. Parking along the curb in the drop off/pick up lane is not permitted.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Regular attendance is desired; however, a child who is ill or has symptoms of illness should be kept home until the parent/guardian is sure he/she is well enough to attend school. Children should be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. Children with diarrhea or vomiting should be kept home. 

Please call the Preschool Office (402-427-2715) as soon as possible if your child will be absent due to illness. Leaving a voice mail regarding the absence is acceptable if calling before 7:30 a.m. 

If your child rides a bus, you will also need to contact the Bus Barn (402-426-4509) if your child will not be attending school. 

2017-18 Free/Reduced meal applications can now be completed online.  Please click on the appropriate link below.  (Paper copies are available at each school building)

Fred/Reduced Family Applicaiton-English

Free/Reduced Family Applicaiton-Spanish

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