Are you a Turner resident with a 3 or 4 year old? Consider Turner USD 202 for preschool! Skip To Main Content


The Turner Unified School District offers a preschool program for USD 202 children who will be 3 or 4 years old by August 31st of the upcoming school year. The program features certified teachers who work with students to teach them the early childhood skills that will help them be prepared for kindergarten and set them up for future academic success!

Turner USD 202 has received Kansans Can Star Recognition for kindergarten readiness the past two years, meaning that students who attend preschool in Turner are better prepared for kindergarten than those who do not.

Enrollment for 24 - 25 school year opens on April 30th, 2024. Please note that spots are limited for the 24 - 25 school year and we recommend enrolling as early as possible. 

At-Risk Eligibility Criteria

Because Turner preschool is a state-funded at-risk program, enrollment spots are first allotted to students who meet the Kansas State Department of Education at-risk criteria. For information about qualification criteria, contact our Office of Special Services at 913-288-4181.

Additionally, 4-year-old children will have priority to enroll in the pre-k program until August 1st. If spots are still available on August 1st, they will be given to 3-year-old children interested in attending. 

It is a requirement that children be fully potty trained to be able to attend USD 202 pre-k.


During their year in pre-k, students will learn kindergarten readiness skills from certified teachers in a positive, inclusive learning environment. While students are able to receive individualized support to meet their academic and social-emotional needs, a typical day in pre-k consists of routine activities:


Students work with a teacher to further develop their foundational skills in a focused small group setting. Foundational skills include: 

  • Recognize letter names and sounds
  • Count correctly up to thirty
  • Put together simple puzzles


Individuals supports are provided to students as needed. During this time, students learn how to form individual letters and write their name!


Students rotate through hands-on activities and interactive stations. This part of the day helps students develop social emotional skills as well as academic skills. Students participate in imaginary play, which helps them develop strong vocabulary and social skills. The various centers allow students to have a variety of experiences.


As a class, students will gather at the carpet participate in whole group time. This can look like interactive read alouds, songs, and numbers and counting.


Each day, students take part in recess! During this time, they get to play indoors or outdoors, weather depending, with their peers! 

What I love about our pre-k program is that it gives children an opportunity to create, explore, make friendships, and gain foundational skills that will help them be successful in kindergarten!
- Ms. Kelsey, Pre-K Teacher