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Pre-Kindergarten


PRE-KINDERGARTEN AT THE ACADEMY

PRE-K IS FUNDED BY TUITION ONLY, WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER FUNDING AVAILABLE. IF YOU ENTER YOUR CHILD IN THE LOTTERY FOR PRE-K PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO PAY TUITION TO SEND THEM HERE. Thank you

HOURS AND TUITION
 
"The Pre-K follows all school breaks and holidays. There is no school or Cub Care for students on those days or on field trip days" 

Full Day- 7:45- 2:55   $800 a month (includes breakfast, lunch, snack)
Full Day students have a 1 to 2 hour nap time
Half Day-  a.m. 7:45-10:45  $400/month, p.m. 11:55-2:55  $400/month
Activity fee- all students must pay a $25 activity fee to cover field trips and outreach events such as when the museum comes to our school. 

ELIGIBILITY
The Academy offers a tuition based program with options for full day (7.5 hour) or half day (3 hour) programming. Children must be 4 years old by October 1st to be eligible to enroll in our PreK program.  To enroll your child in our program, you must apply by entering a lottery. The lottery opens annually for applications in September. You may access the lottery application on our main web page by clicking Enrollment Information on the left side of the page, then scroll down to the lottery link. If your child is selected randomly by the lottery, he/she will then be eligible to enroll and you will be contacted by the Pre-K staff in February. The lottery closes annually on January 15th.  If you do not have your child entered into the lottery by January 15th, your option is to contact the director and ask to be put on a waiting list which will be utilized once the lottery list has been exhausted.   

CURRICULUM 
Our staff is highly qualified in Early Childhood Education and are dedicated to providing rich, developmentally appropriate experiences for each student.
 
The focus of our program includes the following:
  • Independence skills
  • Social skills
  • Cognitive development
  • Motor development
  • Language development
  • Creating a love of learning
  • All kindergarten readiness skills
 
The academic areas that will be included in our Integrated Storybook curriculum which is based off of state Early Learning and Developmental Guidelines are:
  • Literacy-Books, songs, finger plays, felt board
  • Social & emotional skill building-Role play, discussions, songs, reward systems, personal accountability
  • Science -Experiments, exploration, nature
  • Math - Manipulatives, measuring tools, counting, patterns, shapes, graphing, number values
  • Phonemic Awareness/Oral Motor - Listening skills, rhyming, alliteration, strengthening oral muscles and oral coordination
  • Writing –Strengthening muscles in the hands, pincher grasp, strokes, crossing mid-line
  • Social Studies- We study a culture each month, students learn how to say hello and goodbye in that language and many other traditions and customs of that culture.

    POLICIES
    Click on the link below to access the policies for Pre-K at The Academy:  HERE
CUB CARE (Prices subject to change)

 

The Academy Pre-K program offers a “before and after” care program "Cub Care", Cub Care is for PreK students only and offers the following options:

  • FULL DAY students may access Cub Care for an extra $100.00 a month, making the total tuition payment $900.00 for full day school, before and after care. The hours available for full day students are Cub Care from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (school is from 7:45 to 2:55) and full day students may also access Cub Care from 2:55 to 5:30. CHILDREN MUST BE PICKED UP BY 2:55 UNLESS IN CUB CARE.  CUB CARE STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5:30.
  • MORNING HALF DAY students may access Cub Care for an extra $100.00 a month, making the total tuition payment $500.00 for morning half day school and before care. The hours available for morning half day students are Cub Care from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (school is from 7:45 to 10:45). CHILDREN MUST BE PICKED UP BY 10:45 a.m.
  • AFTERNOON HALF DAY students may access Cub Care for an extra $100.00 a month, making the total tuition payment $500.00 for afternoon half day school and after care. The hours available for afternoon half day students (school is from 11:55 to 2:55) Cub Care is available from 2:55 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CHILDREN MUST BE PICKED UP BY 2:55 UNLESS IN CUB CARE, CUB CARE STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5:30.
  • Late fees will be charged for late pick up (see policies)
  • THERE ARE NO PROVISIONS FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON SESSIONS.

Please be aware that no one under the age of 18 will be allowed to pick children up from school or Cub Care. The fee for Cub Care is a flat rate fee which will not be pro-rated based on the number of days your child accesses care. Cub Care will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.  

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You may now purchase uniforms at Target, Old Navy and Kohls too! ​

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