USD 103 in Bird City was awarded a Cheyenne County Hansen Community Grant of $3,193 in 2019.
The Cheylin Preschool currently does not have set curriculum. The teacher has to research, develop and implement a program daily, which is a very time consuming process. Currently, there are no supplemental materials to support the lessons. Beginning this year, the Cheylin Preschool moved from three days a week to four days a week, furthering the challenge for the teacher. This comprehensive curriculum would provide a coordination of math, science, literacy and phonics with the necessary manipulatives, books, vocabulary cards, flip charts and other learning tools. By having a professional, researched based program in place, the instruction will be seamless. In addition with a set curriculum in place, there would be continuity in the event of a teacher change.
The Dig: Develop, Inspire, Grow program is widely used in private and Head Start preschools and is a highly rated curriculum.