Opening in the 2018-2019 school year, the former Campbell Elementary building became an interim early childhood center for up to 200 pre-K students who meet low-income guidelines and have the greatest education needs.
Springfield Public Schools’ Board of Education voted to consolidate Campbell and McGregor elementary schools at the McGregor facility in April 2018 due to declining enrollment at both schools. The conversion of Campbell to an early childhood center allows the district to serve 50 percent more students with early childhood services. Additionally, Campbell Early Childhood Center serves as a pilot site for early childhood education services transportation for the district and the Parents as Teachers hub for center city.
Families with a child who will be 3 or 4 years old before Aug. 1 may be eligible to receive free early childhood education services and may complete the form found at sps.org/Campbell or at the Campbell office to indicate interest. Upon completion, an SPS staff member will reach out with more information.
To be considered for placement at Campbell, children:
- Must have turned 4 years old before Aug. 1, 2018 to be considered for placement for the 2018-2019 school year. Must turn 3 or 4 prior to Aug. 1, 2019, to be considered for placement for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Must reside within the boundaries of Springfield Public Schools.
- Must have a free developmental screening done by Parents as Teacher. To schedule a screening or inquire about whether you child has a screening on file, call the Office of School Readiness at 523-1300.
- Must complete the online Free/Reduced Lunch application, which can be found at sps.org/page/2400 or in any school office.