First Day of School September 5th –
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POLICY CHANGES – Please – TAKE NOTE!
CHANGES TO OUR SLIDING SCALE FEE POLICY AND QUALIFICATIONS :
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.
CHANGES TO OUR ATTENDANCE AND TUITION CHARGES:
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 (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
- every 3rd Friday of the month from 10 – 12 noon in Eureka at Champion’s Choice
We have decided to drop our licensed status at this time to allow more families an opportunity to participate in our programs. We are working to update the website to reflect this change. 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.
Watch the series on Kindergarten Readiness video 1 here: Video 1
Watch the series on Kindergarten Readiness video 2 here: Video 2
Watch the series on Kindergarten Readiness video 3 here: Video 3
Watch the series on Kindergarten Readiness video 4 here: Video 4
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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