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Early Childhood Programs

To Register for Shining Stars and Cares Club, please use the following link:

Buhler USD 313, is committed to partnering with parents to provide early education opportunities to all of our students. The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness. The first few years of education and preparedness are the most crucial to establishing a solid foundation from which can adapt to school systems and learn successfully. During this period, children develop primary skills that form the foundations reading, counting, and social interaction.


For more information or to enroll, contact: Wendy Neill at 620-543-2258




PreK is an educational class designed for 3 and 4 year old students. Classes are available at all USD 313 elementary attendance centers.


Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 7:45-11:15 AM Session

          11:45-3:15 PM Session 



There are no enrollment fees to attend preschool. Lunch is served to both the morning and afternoon preschool students and is part of the preschool day.  Students are welcome to bring their lunch. Breakfast is optional and is served at 7:35. Snacks are served to the afternoon preschool students.  The normal lunch and breakfast fees to apply.


Pre-K students will learn -

• Social and Emotional Development
• Muscle Coordination
• Language Development
• Reading Readiness
• Recognition of Numbers and Shapes 
• Self Help Skills

Shining Stars 


Shining Stars is a childcare program designed for 3-4 year olds enrolled in USD 313 Preschool programs. It provides a safe, nurturing learning environment.


Session Days: Monday - Friday

AM Session: 7:45-11:45 

PM Session: 11:15 - 3:15 PM 


New Pricing Effective August 2020

Cost(Based on lunch payment status): 

Full Price: $12.00

Reduced Price: $7.00

Free: $3.00       


Shining Stars students will -

• Support positive character development
• Belong to a group
• Develop confidence and self-esteem
• Interact with peers
• Participate in group activities


CARES Club "Cru Cares"
Children are Respected, Enriched, and Secure

There is evidence that students who have caring adults in their lives, safe places to go after school, and constructive activities to absorb their interest and energy, stand a much better chance of avoiding trouble, succeeding in school and leading happier lives than those who don’t. -Colin Powell


CARES Club is a safe and nurturing after school care program for USD 313 3 year old - 5th grade elementary students after regular school hours. This program is available at Buhler Grade, Union Valley Elementary and Plum Creek Elementary School.


Time: 3:15 - 6:00 PM

Days: Monday - Friday


New Pricing Effective August 2020

Daily Cost Per Child:

Full Price: $8.00

USD 313 Employees: $6.00


CARES Club students will -

• Participate in a variety of enrichment activities 
• Get additional help with classroom skills 
• Eat a nutritious snack 
• Play/exercise


 Parents as Teachers


Parents as Teachers is a free program offered to all families prenatally and with children ages birth- 5years old (or Kindergarten entry), who live in USD 308, 309, and 313 school districts. We offer home visits once to twice a month, depending on family's needs. We also offer playgroups three times per month. The first and third Wednesdays play group is held at Avenue A School in Hutchinson, and the second Wednesday it is held at Buhler Grade School in Buhler.

Families are encouraged to fill out the form and mail to 111 South Madison, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Or you may call 620-615-4980.