910 14th St. N
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-766-5078 cell

Eagles 4 Preschool

Mission Statement

School Readiness operates under the philosophy of providing a developmentally appropriate preschool experience. The program is based on the idea that all children can learn the skills to be successful in school, that each child learns at his/her own rate, and that success in learning will develop the child’s self-image. School Readiness Recognizes that family is the educational base for learning and strives to meet the needs of the whole family through referrals, collaborations, and parent education.

Learning Opportunities

We are excited to offer our students a new outdoor learning center which will feature raised-bed gardens, a loose parts area designed to promote engineering and creativity, and much more. We will also have access to a gym, media center, and a SMART Pre-K room with our preschool classes.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Morning session: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Afternoon session: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Children must be 4 years old by September 1st to be eligible


Full tuition is $150 per month for 9 months (2018-2019).

Free or reduced tuition rates are available to families who qualify.

$15/month for 9 months for bus transportation (paid in advance)

Eagles 4 Preschool is 4-Star Parent Aware Rated and accepts Parent Aware Scholarships.

Staff/Student Ratio

Each class of 18-20 students is taught by one licensed teacher and one or two paraprofessionals.

Program Highlights

  • Busing is provided to and from the home or child care for a low cost (limited area)
  • Before school conference with the teacher prior to the school year beginning
  • Two parent-teacher conferences are held each year
  • Trips to Oak Hills Living Center to do activities with the seniors


Our goal is to prepare students for school success by providing a firm educational beginning, introducing concepts such as numbers, letters, writing, and colors as well as teaching social and play skills. Each class day consists of free exploration time, small group work, music, large muscle exercises, circle time, story and calendar. Eagles 4 Preschool works to meet the needs of the family through referrals to agencies and by providing parent education opportunities.


Eagles 4 Preschool is located in the Washington Early Learning Center – 910 14th Street North, New Ulm.


Registration Priority & Reduced Tuition is given to families meeting at least one of the listed qualifiers.

1.Primary Caregiver – No GED or less than a high school diploma

2.Family Income – Families who are in financial straits and/or are receiving AFDC/TANF or eligible for free/reduced lunch

3.Age of Mother at birth of first child

• 19 years or under

• 40 years or over

4.Relevant social agencies in community indicate family is in need of assistance

5.History of severe delays of developmental milestones

6.Family stress during past year (death, divorce, incarceration, unemployment, accidents, natural disaster, financial, marital, etc.)

7.History of high risk pregnancy/birth

• mother smoking or using alcohol during pregnancy

• illnesses such as toxemia

• extended bed rest

• baby didn’t go home with mother, low apgar score, baby needed assistance in breathing after birth, baby under stress, etc.

8.Siblings who are one or more grades behind age appropriate grades or who are in special education

9.Father or Mother absent from family

10.History of referral for special education services without child qualifying

11.Child qualifying for special education services

12.Perception of child by family as being a problem child

13.Frequent or chronic illness or disability of family member

14.Frequent or chronic illness of child

• chronic ear infections

• severe allergies

• diabetes

• asthma

• cancer/leukemia survivor

15.Changed residence two or more times in the past year

16.History of chemical abuse in family

17.Family history of physical, sexual, or psychological abuse or neglect

18.Families for whom English is a second language

19. Family is homeless


Is transportation available with Eagles 4 Preschool?

Yes, on a limited basis. Bussing will only be available for the midday routes, and only for “in town” students.

We will offer in a 11:00am route for students who are in our AM preschool sessions. Parents would be responsible for transportation to preschool. This bus route will be offered to only “in town” students on a limited first come basis.

We will offer in a 12:00pm route for students who are in our PM preschool sessions. Parents would be responsible for transportation from preschool. This bus route will be offered to only “in town” students on a limited first come basis.

There is a $15/month/family bus fee charged for the 11:00am and noon routes.

Do Eagles 4 Preschools go on any field trips?

Since 1993, New Ulm Public School Preschools have made monthly visits to Oak HIlls Living Center. One class visits the assisted living residents and the other class visits the nursing home residents.

During the visits, the students do an art project with the seniors, have a snack with them, and sing songs to them. The students give the residents big hugs before they leave.

Oak Hills Living Center funds transportation for half of our visits!

How do I enroll my child in Eagles 4 Preschool?

To place your child on our preschool list please contact Betty Uehling at the Early Learning Family Education Office (507) 233-8311 or e-mail at


Does Eagles 4 Preschool offer a sliding fee schedule?

YES! We use the Free and Reduced Lunch guidelines and the school readiness qualifications to determine Free/Reduced Tuition for Eagles 4 Preschools. If you think you may qualify, please fill out the ISD 88 Free and Reduced Tuition form and submit it to either the ECFE or district Business Office. You will be notified if you qualify for Free Tuition, Reduced Tuition, or if your family is Over Income for tuition assistance.


Betty Uehling
Director of Early Childhood and Family Education Programs

Amber Backous

Eagles 4 Preschool Teachers

Sara Ahrens

Eileen Bierk

Connie Weilage

Eagles 4 Preschool Paraprofessionals

Peggy Pekrul

Connie Postel

Roseanne Schapekahn



Eagles 4 Calendar 2017-2018

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