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Early Childhood Education


The Neosho School District provides opportunities for children to learn, grow and thrive from the tender newborn stages through high school. 


Parents As Teachers

Parents as Teachers is an evidence-based home visiting program that focuses on child development and the importance of parent-child interaction. The time between birth and kindergarten is an important time in the areas of language, cognitive, social emotional and motor development. All services are provided at no cost.



The Neosho School District preschool program is to provide children with the necessary tools to allow them to enter kindergarten ready to learn. Not only do we focus on kindergarten-ready academics, but we also focus on healthy social and emotional practices that will support developmentally appropriate learning.


KinderCat Academy

KinderCat Academy (KCA) is an exploration-kindergarten, a combination of preschool and traditional kindergarten. KinderCat is specifically for students who are eligible for kindergarten but have late birthdays, typically March - July.

  • 2024-2025 Pre-Entry Screening Dates



    Friday, March 8 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Monday, March 11 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 12 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


    Tuesday, April 23 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, April 24 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Thursday, April 25 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Friday, April 26 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • For preschool, students should be age 4 before August 1. For kindergarten, students should be age 5 before August 1.

  • There is no preparation needed for your child's screening, but please bring the following items:

    • Proof of Residency
    • Immunization Records
    • Birth Certificate or Legal Proof of Name and Age
    • Social Security Card
    • Medicaid Card (if applicable)
    • Custody Papers (if applicable)
  • Students currently enrolled in KinderCat Academy do not need a screening. Students currently enrolled in preschool in the Neosho School District will need a screening. Current NSD preschooler students may receive their screening during the school day, once a screening permission slip has been completed.

  • Pre-entry screenings are standard practice for any child entering preschool or kindergarten at a public school. Screenings are conducted by the Parents as Teachers (PAT) team. No preparation is needed for your child to attend the screening and is performed at no cost. The PAT educators will simply evaluate things like hearing, vision and developmental milestones through play activities.

Contact Us

Field Early Childhood
302 Smith Ave
Neosho, MO 64850

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