Shull Early Learning Center
Shull Early Learning offers programs by highly qualified staff. Shull will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parents provide transportation.
- Full-day coverage is 10 hours per day with a breakfast/lunch option available and two snacks provided.
- Morning half-day coverage is from 6:30 a.m. to noon, which includes the 8 to 11:15 a.m. class. Breakfast/lunch option is available. One snack provided.
- Afternoon half-day coverage is 6 hours, from noon to 6 p.m., which includes the noon to 3:15 p.m. afternoon class time. A lunch option is available. One snack provided.
Early Learning programs
- The Early Childhood classroom provides pre-kindergarten instruction 5 days per week for students the year before they enter kindergarten.
- The Early Childhood blended classroom (limited availability) provides instruction Monday through Thursday. Peer models are in the classroom with special needs students.
- Early Childhood Special Education meets the needs of young children with developmental delays.
PreK Registration for 2020-2021 is March 25
Parents of children who will be 4 years old before Aug. 1, 2020, are invited to attend Pre-Kindergarten registration and enrollment on Wednesday, March 25, at Shull Early Learning Center, 11706 E. 211th St., Peculiar.
Parents may attend either the 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. session. Childcare will not be available.
Parents will learn about session options and tuition rates, schedule a screening, complete registration paperwork, and provide required documents for enrollment.
If you are unable to attend, but are interested in the PreK program, please call 816-892-1210 to schedule an appointment to complete the enrollment process and set up a screening time for your child.
Director Mary Shatford
Mary Shatford is the Director of the Shull Early Learning Center, which includes Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, and Parents as Teachers.
Shatford has worked for the District since 1998. She was a kindergarten teacher, an Instructional Coach, a Literacy Coach, and has worked as a Curriculum Specialist supporting curriculum development and mentoring new teachers. Shatford earned her Education Specialist degree in Administration from William Woods University, Fulton. She is pursuing her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from William Woods.
Shatford was the Ray-Pec Teacher of the Year in 2007. A Ray-Pec High School graduate, Shatford and her husband have two daughters.