Sauk Valley Community College

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Jump Start Preschool

Address: Office: 1001 West 23rd Street, Sterling, IL 61081 / Class: Riverdale Preschool Center, 3505 Prophet Road, Rock Falls, IL 61071

Phone: (815) 625-1495 / Class: (815) 625-5280

Fax: (815) 625-1625


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Contact: Lois Meisenheimer, Program Coordinator


  • Whiteside


Jump Start Preschool is a free early childhood program for children between the ages of three and five who are not age-eligible for Kindergarten. Children must live in Montmorency, East Coloma, or Nelson School Districts in order to qualify for the program. Jump Start provides daily class and a variety of learning experiences to give children a “jump start” in their education. Children must meet eligibility guidelines as determined through a screening process.


Morning and afternoon classes are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 11:00 AM or 12:00 – 2:30 PM at Riverdale Preschool Center. Jump Start Preschool is a collaborative project between Montmorency School District, East Coloma School District, Nelson School District, and the Whiteside Regional Office of Education.

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  • Education/Libraries

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