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Welcoming in the New Year, 2019

Don’t wait until May to find out if your child will be ready for kindergarten in the fall.

Quick video on the importance of early “kindergarten roundup”

No Immunizations required to attend.

 Important Notice:

We voluntarily dropped our license status in 2015 to allow families whose children are “not immunized” an opportunity to participate in our programs.  We will continue to provide the same level of care and follow all the procedures as a licensed care facility except requiring children to be immunized.


Last Day of School May 30th –



To be eligible for the sliding scale fee families are required to complete a simple financial statement that lists all income sources from both wage earners that are married or living as domestic partners. This will be reviewed every 3 months and either increase or decrease hourly rate based on this information. You can view and print the financial worksheet HERE.

In addition, 4 hours of volunteer time per month are required for those on the sliding scale fee. In lou of volunteer hours, a payment of $32. a month, or the equivalent in supplies and/or snacks can be made. Volunteer hours can be worked in advance and applied to future months.  A list of volunteer jobs will be available. A shopping list for supplies and/or snacks is available upon request, as needs change from week to week.

If you have not completed your volunteer hours or made the $32. payment or the equivalent in any month your child attends, you will be charged accordingly for the upcoming month.


Families will be charged for the full day no matter what time they arrive, and extended charge if they are late picking up, according to our late charge policy in our handbook under School Hours, as follows: “…a full hour charge will be applied for every one half hour a parent is late picking up a child. This charge must be paid before the child will be admitted to the next scheduled class.”

In addition, if your child is signed up to come on a specific day and you do not call by 9 a.m., you will be charged a full day, according to the policy that has been in our handbook under Attendance Policy as follows: In order to reserve your spot, there will be no discount for days missed if you have paid by the month and a spot has been reserved for your child.” This policy also applies to those who have made special arrangements for their payment.  However, we have decided that if you call by 9 a.m. to say you are not coming, you will only be charged ½ day. Exceptions to this policy will be reviewed on an individual basis if we are notified the day before.


MOPS International Support Group  –

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a parent support group that meets at the Fortine Community Church and at Champion’s Choice in Eureka.  But, really any mom can come.  We have MOPSnext (Mothers of elementary age children) and MOPSteens (mothers of teens) all meeting together at the same time, same place.

  • every 1st Friday of the month from 10 – 12 noon at the Fortine Community Church
  • And
  • every 3rd Friday of the month from 10 – 12 noon in Eureka at Beyond the Cross Assembly
At our MOPS meetings you’ll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood. You’ll make friends, get connected and feel supported. A MOPS meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations and videos. Plus, there’s usually food… food you didn’t make! I so much hope you will decide to try us out and look forward to meeting you!
We also provide childcare for all ages, so bring them all.
For more information, check out the MOPS website:  MOPS


Kindergarten Readiness:

Watch the series on Kindergarten Readiness video 1 here, (note: the free afternoon program is no longer an option):  Video 1

Watch the series on Kindergarten Readiness video 2 here, (note: the free afternoon program is no longer an option):  Video 2

Watch the series on Kindergarten Readiness video 3 here, explaining DIBEL Benchmark goals: Video 3

Watch the series on Kindergarten Readiness video 4 here. How to select age appropriate books to read: Video 4

Click her for DIBEL BENCHMARK CHART full web version

Why Preschool is Important Today:
Studies show that young minds are able to develop new habits with relative ease, but, if they are not given a rich environment with opportunities to explore, create and experiment during the critical early  years before age 6, they may never reach their full developmental potential. [This is huge! – it means if he doesn’t get what he needs for his brain to develop before he’s 6, he may never catch up. See this link for the complete study: THE HECKMAN STUDY According to the study, “Families play a powerful role in shaping adult outcomes.” Therefore, children who have a wide variety of learning experiences through both free play and directed play optimize their cognitive development for higher education and successful adult outcomes.


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