Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten First Days of School ELC The school day for Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten students begins at 9:00am and finishes at 3:00pm. Drop-off is from 8:30am. For full time students, this is their first full week of school. Beginning of the Week students will attend Tuesday and Wednesday, while End of the Week students will attend Thursday and Friday. What to wear: Children should wear their school uniform. What to bring: A snack, lunch and a water bottle.