Beginning Preschool - 2020/2021 School Year

All policies contained within the Programs tabs, as well as policies in the Parent Manual, are secondary to the COVID protocols listed on the Home page.

 

Ages: Approximately 24 - 36 Months
Days: Available Monday through Friday Year Round
Hours: 7:00 am - 5:25 pm   * Covid Restricted Hours 6/1/2020 (See Home Page)

Heartland hours are 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  We ask that families arrive by 5:25 to communicate with faculty, gather belongings and exit building by 5:30 p.m.  Please respect that our faculty members have school / family activities / professional meetings / other jobs that the need to attend following their work day at Heartland.  An automatic $15 late fee will be enforced for any family picking up after 5:30.  An additional $1 per minute will be added for any child not picked up by 5:40 p.m.  Late fee is due with the next tuition payment.  This is a penalty fee … NOT a service.
Registration Fee: $100 fee per child ($75 registration fee + $25 deposit to be refunded)

Fee must be re-paid if student withdraws for more than 3 weeks
Cost: $185 per week OR $42 per day

Families may enroll in either part time or full time and must adhere to the approved schedule.  Fee is based on approved schedule and must be paid regardless of attendance.

Schedules must be approved by a Heartland Director. Minimum 2 days per week.

Payments are due at the beginning of each week for the current week’s tuition.  Payments must be placed in the drop box no later than the end of day each Tuesday.  Please refer to the “Late Fees” portion of the Parent Handbook.

One week of "vacation/non-attendance" with no payment is allowed for children who attend for 12 consecutive months.  Twelve month calculation begins upon enrollment.
Ratio: Typically up to 12 children with two teachers.
Details: Families must pay for Beginning Preschool Program each week regardless of attendance

Two weeks notice (with payment) is required if a family chooses to withdraw.
Other: No bottles allowed. Binkies and blankets allowed at nap time only.
Pacifiers: Use of pacifiers is discouraged at this age/stage of development.  They hinder speech and can produce unwanted dental issues.  If your child is still using a pacifier, it will only be allowed at nap time while at school.
Toilet Training: When the time comes and you make that decision to start the potty training process, here are a few ideas that we have found make this transition easier.

  • Communication with teachers - Let your child's teacher(s) know of your decision to start.  We will keep you posted on progress at school as we hope you will about home.  Sharing ideas about what works at home/school and what doesn't is a good idea too.
  • No Diapers - We have found that potty training with underwear works best.  If you would like to send Pull Ups for nap time that is fine.  Be sure to send plenty of extra pants/shorts as well as underwear.  An extra pair of shoes would be helpful too.
  • Don't give up - Once this process is started it is important to be consistent.  It is confusing for the child to switch back and forth from diapers to underwear.  After a significant amount of time if you or your child's teacher come to the conclusion that your child just might not be quite ready, switching back to diapers can be discussed.
Supply List:
  • 5 oz. Paper cups (no Styrofoam) – 3 Boxes
  • Styrofoam Plates – 2 Pkgs.
  • Napkins – 1 Lg. Pkg.
  • Crayola Washable Markers – 1 Box
  • Glue Sticks – 1Pkg.
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  • *Extra set of seasonal clothes & Underwear
  • *Nap time mat & blanket (Vinyl mats must be covered with king size pillow case)
  • *Family must provide XL/oversized Ziploc style bag for storage
  • *Toddler/Beginning Preschool students need 3 packages of wipes and diapers if needed.
  * Class placement is determined by age and/or development.  Class placement is determined by directors.