Parents have until June 15 to enroll their child in a new program, called the Young Fives program, for fall of 2013. 

The program is for any student who is age-eligible for kindergarten, but requires additional time to develop emotional, social, physical or cognitive academic skills. 

How it works:

Children attend five full days per week, follow the Dearborn Public Schools calendar, and participate in all activities at Lindbergh Elementary in Dearborn.

The program is part of the K-12 state funded public school program. There are no fees or tuition. Children must be able to demonstrate the ability to participate in developmentally appropriate

classroom and social activities as well as to attend to personal needs independently. This additional year allow students to develop at an individual pace while still providing opportunities to explore the

same academic and enrichment areas taught to kindergarten students. At the end of program, children will attend either a full year of kindergarten at their home school or be recommended for first grade based on individual growth as determined by the school team working with parents.

Enrollment and rules:

Children must be 5-years-old by December 1, 2013 with a waiver on file for children with birthdates after November 1, 2013. 

Waivers must be filed by June 1, 2013. Special consideration will be given to applicants with birthdates between June 1 and November 1.

Deadline for enrollment is June 15, 2013. Families are expected to participate in school and PTA functions as well as to volunteer whenever available.  All children are expected to maintain on time and regular attendance at school. Parents are responsible for transportation to Lindbergh Elementary School. 

Students accepted into the program will return to their home school to attend kindergarten the year following completion of the program

Apply:

Contact student services at 313-827-3094. 

Registration information can be completed in person at: Dearborn Public Schools Administrative Service Center at 18700 Audett Street. Or at Lindbergh Elementary School at 500 N. Waverly Street.