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A message from our preschool principal, Mrs. Fowler.

MCV Preschool Remote Learning Update


Greetings MCV Preschool Families,


March 16 seems like 50 days ago instead of a little over 12 days.  This is very different for you and your child than a four day weekend or Winter Break.  With each of these events, we, the MCV preschool staff and you, are able to prepare for the event.  We are able to explain what is going to happen. We are able to let your child know when he or she will return to school. This time, we were not able to prepare for school to be closed and we are unclear as to when we will return to school.  However, this does not mean we are not prepared to support you and your child through this uncertain time to find a new normal.  

MCV Preschool staff have been working to create a plan that will support you and your child emotionally as well as provide engaging activities that will be fun and build upon the skills your child already has.  The activities we will be providing are similar to the activities your child engaged in at school. MCV preschool staff members will read your child a story, lead her in a yoga activity, dance to some favorite songs, complete a hunt for red items around your home - things that your child will be successful at and can be repeated throughout the day.  We will be presenting a simple ten minute activity four times per day through the Zoom platform. 

 You will have the option to join the live Zoom meeting at 9:00, 9:30, 10:00 or 10:30, Monday - Friday.  You may attend all four Zoom meetings or just attend one.  All the Zoom activities will be recorded and available to families through a link.  We will also supply a weekly activity plan that will be shared on Monday Mornings.  This will give the schedule for the week as well as other links to the activities that will be completed.

Each Monday, your child’s classroom teacher will send an email to you describing the week's activities and asking how you and your child are doing.  Just as your child is missing school, MCV preschool staff are missing seeing your child. We would love seeing pictures of your child or hearing about how your child liked the activities. We would also appreciate your feedback.

On Wednesday’s, we will have an additional time at 11:00 where we will practice a social skill like waiting a turn or doing things we may not want to do.  During our meeting times on Wednesday, MCV Preschool special services providers will be providing a lesson where children may work on language skills or a motor skill. 

The Weekly Activity Plan will be posted on Bloomz, the Jefferson Webpage, and the MCV District Remote Learning Tab.  If necessary, staff will be able to email the plan to you as well.  

On March 16, we were able to send home some Home Learning Bags with children that attended school that day and to families that were able to pick them up.  If your child did not receive one of the Home Learning Bags, you do have the option of picking the bag up at Wilson Middle School, John Deere Middle School or Bicentennial Elementary School between 10:00 am and 12:30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  This will be a drive up system.  You will request a bag and someone will bring it to your car.  The bags are available in English and Spanish.

This is just a reminder that pre-packaged meals are available Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m at Bicentennial Elementary, John Deere and Wilson Middle School. You may pick-up more than one day’s supply while you are there. You may also get meals for everyone 18 years of age and younger. Everyone in the district is eligible for this at this time. There will be no meals handed-out on the 10th and 13th of April due to the holiday.

There will be a point when this pandemic will be history.  When your child is a high school senior (in 2033 or 2034), you will look back and say, “Do you remember the year before you went to Kindergarten?”  As you remember this time, won’t it be better to remember the times that you played games and listened to stories from your child’s teacher on YouTube while you were all wearing PJs. We want to provide you with opportunities that will help you make memories with your child.  We want to provide opportunities that won’t be complicated for you to follow or require a lot of steps. We want to provide you with opportunities that will allow your child to be successful as they try to understand this situation. The opportunities we are providing your family are meant to decrease stress for your family and allow for your child to find a calm rhythm as we continue through this time without face to face school.  


We are here for you and your child.  

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Strong.

Mrs. Fowler, Jefferson Early Childhood Principal

Please click on the link below to read a letter from the principal (4-1-20).
There are no classes from March 17th through April 30th.  Please click on the link below to read the most recent update from our superintendent, Dr. Savage.  
Remote learning for students will begin on Monday, April 6th.
Please make sure you have signed up for the Bloomz app with your child's teacher.  It's a great way to get messages and videos from the teaching staff.  
And don't forget to check out our Jefferson Facebook page for at-home activities and school videos. 
More online links to come!
We hope all our families are staying well and safe during this time.
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If you are interested in having your child attend a preschool program through Jefferson Early Childhood Center or one of the Extended Day Preschool Classes, please click on the
Pre-School Screening Information tab that is located at the top right of this page. 
Please note, it is required that you bring the following paperwork with you to the screening appointment.
Proof of Income - This is an Illinois state requirement for any student entering into preschool.
Please click on the link to see what forms of income are accepted.  
Proof of Residency We need one piece of mail with your name and address on it to show you are a resident of the Moline-Coal Valley School District.
Per Illinois State Board of Education Preschool For All grant, each child must go through a screening process. 
Please note screening results will be given approximately 3 weeks after your child's screening.

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A Message from Mrs. Fowler

At the Thomas Jefferson Early Childhood Center the focus is on preschoolers. Jefferson houses 14 classes that can serve up to 250 children between the ages of 3-5. There are ten half day MAPLE Pre-K At-Risk classes, two half day preschool language classes, two half-day special education preschool classes. Classroom activities are designed around the children's needs and provide "hands-on" developmentally appropriate experiences. At Jefferson there is a strong emphasis on family involvement.