• Kinder Cubs

    *** Eastgate Elementary School is no longer accepting Kinder Cubs applications for the 2021-22 school year.  Please contact the school directly and you may be placed on a waiting list.***

    Kinder Cubs is an age exception early kindergarten program for 4-year-olds. Students accepted into Kinder Cubs attend school during the same hours and days as all Eastgate Kindergarten students. The school day consists of a developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities. 

    Eligibility and acceptance are determined by the EHPS Board of Trustees. Students must reside in the EHPS district.  Out of district students are not eligible.  The student must be 4 years old on or before September 10 of the school year of enrollment.

    Factors of consideration include: 

                    1. Income: families that meet the income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced-price meals
                        under the National School Lunch Program will be given first consideration.

                    2. Enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or member of a minority group.

                    3. Limited English Proficient within the meaning of Title III of the Federal Elementary and
                        Secondary Education Act.

                    4. Students on an IEP.

    All public school students are required to provide proof of immunizations, residence (lease or closing documents), and a certified copy of the child's birth certificate.  These documents will need to be provided IF your child is accepted into the program.

    Kinder Cubs is designed to be a high-quality, developmentally appropriate learning environment. It is led by a certified teacher and supported by paraprofessionals working together to address early learning standards: emotional, social, physical, communication, and cognition. Families are key partners in this process. Kinder Cubs will offer home visits and periodic family activities to build strong, trusting relationships between home and school. 

     Class Hours:

                    8:00-8:20 check-in/arrival (set up for breakfast)
                    8:20 class begins (breakfast served)
                    Students are encouraged to participate in the school breakfast and hot lunch program
                                  (breakfast and lunch are served family-style in the classroom)
                    2:50-3:00 check out/dismissal *Kinder Cubs are not eligible for the Tiger After School Program. 
                                  Students must be picked up by 3:00 PM.

    There are a limited number of seats available in our Kinder Cubs class. Once available seats are filled, a waiting list will be maintained. For questions regarding the Kinder Cubs program, please call Eastgate School 227-7770, or email Brandon Crusat, Principal at bcrusat@ehps.k12.mt.us

    Applications for 2021-22 being accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2021

    Application / Registration

    Rocky Mountain Development Council (RMDC Head Start) also offers a 4-year-old, full-day preschool class (housed at Eastgate).  Additionally, they offer Head Start classes for 3 and 4-year-olds.  For more Information about the RMDC program call 406-457-7308.

    We encourage you to fill out the on-line Application / Registration form in Google Chrome.