Preschool Information

Austin Elementary
300 High Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Update for 2018-19 Tanager Preschool: Currently full with a waiting list.

  • Registration for 2018-19 classes opens on January 3, 2018 at the Austin Office
  • Preschool Transportation will be available, $35/month (2017-18 rate); route schedule will be determined following orientation
  • 2018-19 Preschool Registration Form


Tanager Preschool FAQ’s

  • How old must my child be to attend preschool?
    • Children who are 3 or 4 years of age on or before September 1 of the upcoming school year may register for preschool.
  • What are the hours of preschool?
    • Morning Session: 8:15 am -11:00 am
      Afternoon Session: 12:15 pm -3:05 pm
  • How much does preschool cost?
    • 5 Days/Week (M-F): $245 per month (2017-18 Fee)
    • Tuition is due on the 1st of every month for September-May.
  • Is there a registration fee?
    • There is a non-refundable $75 registration/materials fee to be paid at the time of registration. This is in addition to regular tuition fees.
  • How many students are in each class?
    • Each section will cap at 12 students.
  • Does my child need to have immunizations?
    • Immunizations for preschoolers should be up to date.
  • Does my child need to be toilet trained?
    • All preschool children must be toilet trained prior to beginning preschool at Austin.
  • Is there preschool bus transportation?
    • We now have a Tanager Preschool minibus. Also, preschoolers may ride the school bus at dismissal with special arrangements (Ex: ride with an older sibling) and purchase of district bus pass. If a preschool student needs to utilize both forms of transportation (Tanager Preschool bus one way, district school bus one way), purchase of the preschool bus pass will cover both.
  • Is there before or after school care provided on-site?
    • Currently, there is no before or after school care at Austin Elementary for Preschool students

Still have questions about the Vermillion Public Preschool?


Mrs. Johnson, Principal

Mrs. Hovden, Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Sorensen, Preschool Teacher