3 Year Old Peer Model Pre-school

Registration is now CLOSED
Gretna Early Education Center

The Gretna Early Education Center has 3 year old private preschool classrooms at Gretna Elementary to meet the needs of some of our students with Special Education needs.  We are currently looking for typically developing peers to participate as peer models in these classrooms. The Center is staffed by certified Early Childhood Teachers and focuses on the unique development of young children, in accordance with the indicators of quality issued by the Nebraska Department of Education.

    The Gretna Early Education Center provides:

    •Teachers certified in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education           

    •Developmentally appropriate learning experiences

        √ allowing children to develop at their own rate of learning

        √ encouraging social interaction between 3-year-olds

        √ providing opportunities for decision-making and problem solving

        √ Active Learning--children learn by manipulation of materials

        √ encouraging natural interests and abilities

        √ enhancing a positive interest and excitement for learning

    • Low adult to child ratio

    • Access to specialists in Speech Pathology, Special Education, and Physical and/or Occupational Therapy for children with identified special needs.

    • Continuous training for staff

    • Programs for parent education and involvement

    Eligibility for all 3-year-old children in the District (3 by July 31, 2021)

    Tuition is $150 per month (class in session 4 days per week)


Due to the high demand for preschool enrollment in previous years, registration for

new students will be through a lottery process.  Check back for the application. 

 classrooms will be located at

Gretna Elementary School:

Monday - Thursday a.m. OR Monday - Thursday p.m.

Harvest Hills Elementary School:

Monday - Thursday a.m. OR Monday - Thursday p.m.

Aspen Creek Elementary School:

Monday - Thursday a.m.

Falling Waters Elementary School:

Monday - Thursday a.m.

*Please note: A $40.00 registration fee is due along with the application. This fee is non-refundable if your child is offered a place in the Gretna Early Education Center.  Students placed on the waiting list will have the registration fee refunded.We will attempt to give your first choice of time slots/building, but choices of time slots/building cannot be guaranteed.

Teresa Berube
Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator