Lydia Middleton Elementary Preschool

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The Madison Consolidated Preschool, Lydia Middleton Elementary School location, strives to create a safe, nurturing, educational, and developmentally appropriate learning environment that meets the individual needs of our students. Students at the preschool learn through play in a developmentally appropriate and inclusive learning environments while developing school readiness skills. 

The teachers at our preschool implement the Creative Curriculum for Preschool in their classrooms to teach social skills, math and reading readiness skills, science and social studies concepts, and health and nutritional practices. The curriculum balances both teacher ­directed and child ­initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. We also implement Everyday Mathematics PreK and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) instruction at the preschool in order to align our curriculum with district programming. 

Our staff views education as a partnership between the students, parents, and teachers. We believe it is essential to develop a good rapport with our families based on open communication and mutual respect. This is the foundation of a successful school experience. Through this partnership, students will learn to self ­monitor and manage their own behaviors in a variety of situations that will allow them to make decisions, solve problems, and demonstrate positive social interactions with their peers. It is our sincere hope that each child will develop a positive outlook towards school, build strong and lasting friendships, gain an appreciation of the World around them, and acquire a lifelong love for learning! 

Mission Statement
Our mission is to educate all children to reach their potential by providing our students with a high quality early childhood experience. We strive to create a safe, nurturing, educational, and developmentally appropriate learning environment through a partnership with our students, families, and community. 

Preschool Program (fees applicable for the 2019-2020 school year)
Preschool classes are held Monday­-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for a fee of $75/week. This fee includes morning snack.  Students in the Preschool Program may arrive anytime after 7:15 a.m.  

The full day option includes preschool instruction and offers drop off beginning at 7:15 a.m. ­with pick-up by 5:30 p.m. for a fee of $125/week. This fee includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.

All programs have a $50 registration fee at the time of enrollment. 

Tuition Assistance Available:
Free preschool is available for qualifying families through  Free/Reduced Lunch Application.

2018-2019 Free/Reduced Letter                2018-2019 Free/Reduced Letter - Spanish
2018-2019 Free Meal Application             2018-2019 Free Meal Application - Spanish


River Valley Resources (CCDF Vouchers)
Indiana Association for Child Care Resource and Referral (IACCRR)
Family and Social Services Administration
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Indiana Department of Education
Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations:­-2015­august­12.pdf
Ohio Valley Opportunities (OVO)
OVO Headstart­start
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Clubs and Activities

Robotics Team

Do you love building things, figure out how things work, and problem solve?

Then you may be interested in being part of our Robotics Team!  Available to students in Grades 3 through 5, participating students meet once a week throughout the school year to plan, design, and build a team robot.  The team will also travel occasionally during the school year to compete against other elementary robotics teams.

IMG 2450Congratulations to the 2016 - 2017 Robotics Club on their first competition and 4th place in regional competition on January 21, 2017.

Science Bowl

We have an intermediate Science Bowl team for students in Grades 4 and 5.  Students compete in the annual Science Bowl Competition sponsored by the Indiana Association of School Principals in partnership with Purdue University. The competition is done online in order to save travel expenses.

Sessions last for 90 minutes and consist of questions developed by consultants from the Indiana Science Standards. The sessions are broken into three sections consisting of an hands-on experiment, general team questions, and individual questions.  

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Spell Bowl

We have a Primary Spell Bowl team for students in Grades 2 and 3 and an Intermediate Spell Bowl team for students in Grades 4 and 5. Each team is coached by building teachers and focuses on mastering grade appropriate spelling lists consisting of hundreds of words. Students are given a practice list, try-out, and are selected for the team based on their accuracy.

If chosen for the team, students can count on lots of extra time after school (both on-site and homework type practice) to practice in preparation for local and regional competitions. Our Spell Bowl teams are very competitive and the students really enjoy the camaraderie the experience provides and is a great introduction to academic teams.

Math Bowl

The Math Bowl team is an activity for students in Grades 4 and 5. Our team is coached by building teachers and focuses on mastering grade appropriate math and problem solving skills. Students are encouraged to work a wide variety of problems in preparation for local and regional competitions.

As with Spell Bowl, the Math Bowl teams are a great introduction to the competitive academic team environment where students are pushed to study independently, outside of class time to achieve excellence in mathematics.

Running Club

Our running club is available to students of all ages who are interested in training for The Annual Molly Dattilo 5k Run Walk and Elementary Races.  Held each year in May, local volunteer coaches, parents, and teachers help train students to compete in either a mile dash or the 5K run.  Our school is always well represented and this is a great way to get active with your friends for a great cause!

Girls on the Run

As part of the Girls on the Run with King’s Daughters’ Health, this program is specifically geared for girls in Grades 3 - 5.  This is an afterschool program focusing on creating strong, healthy young women by helping to educate them on positive emotional, mental, and physical life aspects and celebrating everything that makes them unique.

STARS After School

Independent of the school, STARS After School is a program hosted at Lydia Middleton under the direction of Missy Perry.  Information on STARS is available in the main office, or feel free to contact Missy Perry at

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