Welcome to Pershing Early Learning!

  • Pershing ExteriorThe Pershing Early Learning Program is designed to meet the needs of our youngest learners and their families. We encourage learning through play, provide students with a literacy-rich environment, and focus on social and emotional development. By working together with parents, we are able to provide many DPS children with a successful preschool experience which meets their needs and prepares them for kindergarten. Pershing Early Learning Program is grant-funded and does not require students to pay tuition to attend the program.

    Contact Pershing Early Learning Program at 217.362.3300 if you have questions about PreK screenings.

Contact the Office

    • 2912 North University Avenue
      Decatur, IL 62526

      Phone: 17.362.3300
      Email: pershing@dps61.org 

Bell Times

  • Full-Day PreK: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Regular Half-Day AM: 9:00 – 11:40 a.m.

    Regular Half-Day PM: 12:50 – 3:30 p.m.

     

    On District-Wide Half Days:

    Full-Day PreK: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Half-Day AM: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Half-Day PM: No Attendance

     

    District-Wide Half Day Dates for 2023-24 School Year

    • September 13, 2023
    • October 11, 2023
    • November 15, 2023
    • December 13, 2023
    • January 24, 2024
    • February 14, 2024
    • March 13, 2024
    • April 24, 2024