Kinder Cubs

    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 developmentally appropriate curriculum and activities. Guidelines for enrollment, see below:  


    Eligibility and acceptance are determined by the EHPS Board of Trustees. Factors of consideration include: 

                    1. Age: student must be 4 years old on or before September 10 of the school year of enrollment.

                    2. 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.

                    3. Enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe

                    4. Limited English Proficient within the meaning of Title III of the Federal Elementary and

                        Secondary Education Act.

                   Additionally, students must reside in the EHPS district.  Out of district students are not eligible. 

    All public school students are required to provide proof of immunizations, residence, 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/breakfast

                    8:20 class begins

                    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.

    There are a limited number of seats available in our Kinder Cubs class. Once available seats are filled, a waiting list will be maintained. 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 457-7308.

    For questions regarding the Kinder Cubs program, please call Eastgate School. 227-7770. Or email Jill Miller, Principal. jmiller@ehps.k12.mt.us

    2019-20 class is full.  Applications for 2020-21 being accepted now (beginning Jan. 2, 2020).

    Application / Registration

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