The classes focus on literacy-based learning to help children acquire the skills, knowledge, and behaviors they need to transition successfully into Kindergarten. Emphasis is placed on pre-academic and school readiness skills such as listening and communicating, reading and number concepts, and playing and working together. Wee Lads and Lasses offers a wide range of developmentally appropriate, enriching activities while focusing on each child’s individual social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills.



Pre-K Program

Applications available at the Chapman Elementary office.


Students are selected on first come first serve basis. Class size is limited.

Items needed to enroll:

    • Copy of birth certificate
    • Copy of Immunizations
    • Proof of residency (such as utility bill and/or copy of rental agreement)

Cost is $22 per day or $110.00 per week.

Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 3:12 pm (4 yr old)

Must not be Kindergarten eligible to attend.

Chapman Wee Irish Preschool from Chapman CHN on Vimeo.


Teacher, Afton Diehl

I graduated with my Elementary Education Degree in December of 2013 from Kansas State University. I took a long term sub position in a Preschool in Manhattan right after I graduated and that definitely sparked my interest in early childhood. Then later I took a Preschool teaching position in Chapman and absolutely love it. This is my second year teaching Preschool at Wee Irish. I love the district, my colleagues, my students and their families. I’m very thankful for this opportunity and to be a part of this district. I love to learn new things. As an educator, we are here to do what’s best for the children.