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Expectant moms receive personalized prenatal and postnatal information to make their transition into motherhood easier.
Early intervention supporting developmental delays
Child & family engagement activities
Community based playgroups
The county's most experienced child development screeners for children ages 0-5
Head Start is offered as full-day. Sped & Pre-K are offerend in a half-day format.
Explorative learning to plant a love for the outdoors
Research-based curriculum ties all classroom activities to cognitive outcomes
School readiness check points to ensure your child is making progress toward their next educational step
Programs include Early Head Start and tiny-k. Developmental screenings are offered for ages 0-5.
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We believe every part of a child’s day at school is a learning opportunity. The mission of the preschool program is to provide intentionally planned environments that foster a sense of community and a lifelong love of learning. Futures and Wellington USD 353 work in collaboration to provide preschool program services and is the only local preschool offering a 5-day/week schedule. Preschool classrooms are located at Futures, Kennedy Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School in Wellington. We are thrilled to serve Sumner County children ages 3-5 who meet eligibility requirements.
The birth of a child is one of the most anticipated and anxiety-inducing events in one’s life. Many feel uncertainty because they fear the unknown. Our Early Head Start prenatal services deliver helpful information, in a personalized, comfortable format to quell the fears of even the most uncertain expectant mother.
The curriculum provides home visitors with research-informed, strength-based & solution focused “Home Visit Conversation Guides.”
Tiny-k provides supports to assist families with infants and toddlers from birth to 3 who have developmental delays or disabilities. A team works with parents to develop a plan for promoting a child’s development including:
Click to learn about our tiny-k Advisory Committee.
Family fun is an important component to all our programs ages 0-5. For families enrolled in Early Head Start, home visitors involve families in fun activities to promote their little one’s growth and development. They follow Frog Street’s Love & Learn Curriculum – Birth to Three. For example, early childhood professionals may use a lesson plan that details age-appropriate homemade painting fun with a list of creative painting projects to involve the whole family. Activities may include making the paint, finding and using homemade objects for brushes and completing art projects using finger paint or shaker paint.
Additionally, Early Head Start and tiny-k families are invited to monthly play group experiences and outings in the community including Calvary Lutheran Church, Futures playground and the Wellington Family Aquatic Center.
Early Head Start and tiny-k families are invited to monthly play group experiences and outings in the community including Calvary Lutheran Church, Futures discovery playground and the Wellington Family Aquatic Center. Day-time and evening play groups are offered to suit a family’s schedule and include snacks or meals for the whole family.
For families enrolled in preschool, parents and siblings are encouraged to be part of numerous family events, often involving outdoor fun and food. Family involvement is welcome in all of our programs.
Child Check is a free developmental screening for children ages 0-5 to check a child's learning, speaking, moving, seeing and hearing skills. Checks are completed by early childhood professionals and therapists.
Since all children develop differently, parents may wonder if their child is on the right track.
If a child needs further evaluation, a referral will be made to the appropriate service.
Child Checks are held once monthly at the Futures Unlimited Family Support Center at 15 Industrial Ave, Wellington, KS. See upcoming Child Check dates, click here.
Checks are provided at no cost and by appointment only.
One of the primary goals is for children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed. Full-day (until 2 pm) and half-day preschool is available, with options to customize your child’s schedule if needed. Specific preschool services—Head Start, special education and pre-k—are designed to serve the unique needs of the children in our communities and are delivered inclusively.
We regularly invite the whole family into the programs we offer to support the family’s well-being through health and safety as well as promote parent leadership and advocacy. This all comes together beautifully to support a child’s development and readiness for school.
The discovery playground at Futures Unlimited, Inc. was built on the “recognition that children grow healthier, wiser, and more content when they are more fully connected throughout their childhood to the natural environment in as many educational and recreational settings as possible. These benefits are long term and significant and contribute to their future wellbeing and the contributions they will make to the world as adults”– Nature Action Collaborative for Children (NACC) at: www.worldforumfoundation.org/nature.
Our playground features a multi-faceted play structure, hill slide, climbing apparatuses, tricycles with a paved riding track, sand play, outdoor musical instruments, and space to run giving children a unique outdoor learning experience.
Frog Street is a high-quality, research-based curriculum. The curriculum provides intentional instruction in key areas of development so children can effectively continue on the path to kindergarten readiness. The teachers work in partnership with parents and community partners to support a child’s learning and development.
This is such an exciting time of learning for 3-5 year olds. Each day the child builds upon the previous day’s learning. Because a child gains at such a fast rate at this age, we have built in “check points” to measure their progress throughout their year and gauge their school readiness. It’s a great way to measure and share with parents the ways their child has grown during their time at preschool and show how it benefits them as they continue on their journey toward kindergarten.
Your county's premier early childhood program
Futures Unlimited, Inc. | 2410 North A Street Wellington, KS 67152 | (620) 326-8906, ext 245
This institution is an equal opportunity provider