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2024-25 Free Program Spots Still Available

The Lee's Summit R-7 School District has open spots for families whose household income qualifies them for the free program. Families who meet criteria below and wish to be enrolled for the 2024-25 school year should complete the interest form below.


The district is launching a new pre-K program for 4 year olds in 2024-25.

Separate from our Great Beginnings Early Education Center programs, the new pre-K program will serve up to 220 students at Prairie View Elementary, 501 SE Todd George Parkway. It includes tuition-based and free programs.


  • Must turn 4 prior by July 31, 2024.
  • Must live in the Lee's Summit R-7 School District boundaries
  • Must provide transportation to and from program
  • Must qualify for Free & Reduced lunch (Free program only)

Get Started:

  • Review program information, including income criteria for free pre-K, on this webpage.
  • Enrollment will be determined by lottery and families notified of selection status by April 26, 2024.
  • Selected students must provide proof-of-age and proof-of-residency during annual registration in July/August 2024. Free pre-K families must also provide an approved F/R lunch application at that time.

Please note: This program is an addition to the district and will not remove or move any programming currently offered at the existing GBEEC sites.


  • 160 spots
  • 120 full-day/40 half-day
  • Free; household income must meet 2024-25 Free & Reduced Lunch guidelines

This program has open spots. Eligible families should review information on this webpage and complete an interest form.

Tuition-Based Program 

  • 60 spots
  • 20 full-day ($200 wk)
  • 40 half-day ($100 wk)
  • No household income requirement

This program is at capacity, and applications are currently closed.

Free & Reduced Lunch Guidelines


Director of Student Support

Dr. Jesi Cygan

Sarah Thompson
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 816.986.1023
Fax:  816.986.1585

Program Flyer

New Pre-Kindergarten Program Flyer Screenshot

Great Beginnings Early  Education Centers

For information about specialized early education programs, visit

Interested in working in the pre-K program?

The district will begin to post hiring applications for pre-K employment in early March through TalentEd job listings.