Pre-Kindergarten - 2017/18 School Year

Ages: Four - Five *
Days: Available Monday through Friday Year Round
Hours: 7:00 - 8:45 Drop Off Available
8:45 - 3:45 Structured Curriculum
3:45 - 5:30 Pick Up Available

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: $155 per week OR $37 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 24 students with 2 teachers.
Closings: Friday, August 25 TEACHER PREP DAY / NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE

(For students who attend throughout the summer ... this will be a full tuition week.)

School starts Monday, August 28.
  Monday, September 4 LABOR DAY

(Full tuition week.)
  Thursday, November 23 &
Friday, November 24
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

(Full tuition week.)
  Friday, December 22 WINTER HOLIDAY BEGINS ... CLOSING AT 3:00 P.M.

(Full tuition week.)
  Monday, December 25 -
Tuesday, January 2
WINTER HOLIDAY

(Week of 12/25... no payment required.)
(Week of 1/1... full tuition week.)

Classes resume Wednesday, January 3.
  Monday, January 15 PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES / NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE

(Full tuition week.)
  Friday, February 10 TEACHER CONTINUING EDUCATION

(Full tuition week.)
  Friday, March 30 &
Monday, April 2
SPRING BREAK

(Week of 3/26... full tuition week.)
(Week of 4/2... full tuition week.)
  Monday, May 28 MEMORIAL DAY

(Full tuition week.)
  Thursday, May 31 ALL SCHOOL ZOO FIELD TRIP

(All students must be accompanied by an adult.  No students return following zoo field trip.  Heartland will be closed for in-service day.  Full tuition week.)
    REFER TO MONTHLY CALENDARS FOR ALL OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS / DATES / ETC.
Inclement Weather In case of inclement weather:
  • If Council Bluffs Public Schools cancel/close - Heartland is closed.
  • If Council Bluffs Public Schools have a late start - Heartland will open at 8:00 a.m.
  • If Council Bluffs Public Schools dismiss early - Heartland will close at 4:00 p.m.
  • If Council Bluffs Public Schools already have a scheduled day off - Heartland will follow determinations made by Lewis Central
Full tuition is due regardless of attendance/closings unless otherwise noted.
Details: Families must pay for full day preschool each week regardless of attendance.

Two weeks notice (with payment) is required if a family chooses to withdraw.
Supply List:
  • 5 oz. paper cups (no Styrofoam) - 3 boxes
  • Styrofoam plates - 2 pkgs
  • Napkins - 1 pkg
  • Kleenex - 1 box
  • Crayola Washable Markers - 1 box
  • Extra Set of Seasonal Clothes & Underwear
  • Nap Time Mat & Blanket (Vinyl mats must be covered with king size pillow case.)
  • Family must also provide XL/oversized Ziploc style bag for storage.
  * Class placement is determined by age and/or development.  Class placement is determined by directors.