Expansion of Preschool Enrollments in AIM

This is a notice to all schools to please make sure ALL preschool student enrollments are entered and maintained in AIM.  The existence of all preschool student enrollments in the state AIM student system is imperative in order for the OPI to expedite accurate federal reporting throughout the year.

Please review your preschool student enrollments and have them accurate in AIM no later than November 29th.

Preschool student enrollments in AIM include the following:

  • Public school preschool students that are only receiving special education services or are being evaluated for special education services only (N service type enrollments).
  • Public school preschool students (P service type enrollments).
  • Public school preschool students that are involved in the MT Preschool Development Grant (MPDG) and STARS preschool grants (P service type enrollments).

As a reference, ARM 10.63 is the state Administrative Rule of Montana related to the definitions of preschool students. See these sections specifically:

  • 10.63.101 - Procedures
  • 10.63.102 - Definitions
  • 10.63.108 – Aggregate Hours

Note: If your district has already submitted their special education Child Count report, it is not necessary to re-submit due to changes made that result from this notice.

Please eamail the AIM help desk ( or call hte AIM help desk at 1-877-424-6681 (406-444-3800) if you have any questions.

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