The Williamson Country Early Childhood Cooperative (WCECC) is a collaborative effort of the Carterville, Crab Orchard, Herrin, Johnston City, and Marion School Districts and the Illinois State Board of Education.  WCECC emphasizes the relationship among early childhood education, parent involvement, and future success in school.


The Pre-K Program offers a classroom-based learning experience for children three to five and provides services for families.  Children attend the school-based program Monday through Friday for three hours each day.  Children are found eligible for the program through a developmental screening process, which includes information provided by parents as well as play-based activities.  Screening occurs throughout the year, however the best time to have your child screened is at our annual Child Find screening in March which is held in each district. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact the Pre-K staff at (618) 993-2138 to schedule an appointment.