One of the most important dimensions of our program is our yearly curriculum which is based on monthly Bible Themes. Each month has a Bible verse which the children memorize. Each day there is a Christian Nurture Time. This includes a theme related Bible lesson, memory verse, singing, and a time of prayer. Each class has a daily Bible Circle. We present Christmas and Easter from the Biblical point of view.
Our staff strives to make God the center of all learning experiences throughout the day. Before snack and lunch the children pause to give thanks to God. When participating in Science or Nature activities, the discussions will include praising God for the wonderful things He created for our benefit and enjoyment. Godly standards for behavior are developed as the child learns to relate to others through kindness, caring, and sharing, using Jesus as our example. "Even a child is known by his actions." Proverbs 20:11 "I (Jesus) have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you." John 13:15.
Each day the teachers plan for and provide many varied activities to promote growth and awareness in each child. The curriculum includes:
Arts & Crafts, Block Building, Cooking & Nutrition, Math & Numbers, Literature, Science & Nature, Large/Small Motor Skills, Bible Stories, Health & Safety, and Language/Pre-Reading Activities.
During the course of each day we offer:
The Center operates 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Our Day Care Program is open year round to meet the needs of working parents. We define Day Care as those children who regularly stay for nap or rest. Our Enrichment Program runs from September to June. We follow the Lemon Grove School District calendar in regards to all holidays, starting dates and ending dates.
During the Summer we offer lots of fun activities. Water Play Days and Special Guests, such as CYT, are just some of the exciting things your child will be able to participate in. Parents with children in our Enrichment Program and our SAC Program may choose to extend their contract to include this time.
Our school is open to children 6 weeks to 11 years of age. No child shall be excluded on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin. An interview with the parent by the Director will be required before enrollment is completed for a new student. All forms, fees, and tuition are due before the child may start attending school.
After the initial interview and during the child's first weeks at the Center, we will evaluate the child's adjustment. We reserve the right to drop a child from the program if we feel the child is not emotionally ready.
We do accept children into our program who are not potty trained.
Registration is held in the spring for the coming school year. Continuing students will be offered first registration privileges. A Fall Registration fee will reserve your child a place in our program. This fee is non-refundable. If the child drops from our program temporarily and wishes to re-enroll, you must pay the Returning Student Registration Fee. A Summer Activity Fee is charged every June. This fee covers special summer time activities.
All new students in our Kindergarten through age 11 child care program will need to bring in proof of immunization (yellow card) and proof of a Doctor's Physical before they can be admitted. If you have already obtained a physical for your child for San Miguel Elementary School, we will accept a copy of it from you.
Registration Fee for students registered BEFORE June 1st, 2012: $60.00
Registration Fee for students registered AFTER June 1st, 2012: $85.00
Tuition is payable in advance according to the terms defined in the Parent Contract. If tuition is delinquent by more than two weeks, your child may be dropped from the program unless prior arrangements have been made with the Director.
Tuition is the same for weeks with holidays. Tuition is due and payable according to the conditions of the contract whether the child is present in school or not.
Tuition fees for our Enrichment Program will be billed on a monthly basis, and will change to reflect the weeks that classes are in session. You may expect partial billing in the months of August, December, March/April and June.
Children enrolled in our Day Care program may attend on holidays that we are open for limited care at no extra charge. Children enrolled in our SAC Program for both AM & PM care may also attend on holidays and Lemon Grove School District Teacher Work Days at no extra cost. This includes Veteran's Day, Christmas Vacation, Lincoln's Birthday, and Spring Break.
Children enrolled in our Day Care program will be eligible for two weeks tuition free vacation after being enrolled in our program for one complete year. Written notice must be received two weeks in advance.
A cost of living increase can be expected yearly. New rates would not go into effect until September of each year. There will be no mid-year increases. These increases are under the advisement of the Preschool Board and authorized by the Board of Elders of the Church.
For families with more than one child enrolled, a 10% discount will be given on a second child. This discount will be based on the lower of the two tuition. A 10% discount will be given to active members of the Christian Church of Lemon Grove. A 10 % discount will be given when one of the custodial parents is active duty Military. Families may only use ONE of these discounts.
If you contract for less than full time day care, you must make sure to drop off and pick up your child within your contracted times. If you find that you are no longer able to do this, you must contact the office and adjust your contract. (You will be billed for any additional time your child is left in care).
2012-2013 Tuition and Fee Schedule
(Tuition Price Schedule from September 1st to September 1st the following year)
Infant care is provided only on a full time basis.
The charge is $825.00 per month.
Operates Year 'round
Call for price.
2 days: $200.00
3 days: $271.00
4 days: $327.50
5 days: $408.50
2 days: $198.00
3 days: $266.50
4 days: $322.00
5 days: $402.00
4's and 5's
2 days: $235.50
3 days: $318.50
4 days: $386.00
5 days: $482.00
* 3's will be the same charge as 2's until fully potty trained.
Full Day Program:
2 days: $358.00
3 days: $470.00
4 days: $547.00
5 days: $683.50
3's* 4's & 5's
2 days: $347.00
3 days: $454.00
4 days: $530.00
5 days: $662.00
* 3's will be the same charge as 2's until fully potty trained.
(non-contracted extra hours)
9:00-11:30 - $22.50 per day
9:00-12:00 - $25.00 per day - $3.75 per hour
7:00-6:00 - $30.50 per day (PS)
7:00-6:00 - $33.00 per day (SAC)
This schedule is based on the Lemon Grove School District Holiday Schedule as of April 2012. Changes may occur. The Preschool will be closed the following days:
Teacher Preparation Day: Friday, August 31
Labor Day: Monday, September 3
Thanksgiving & day after: Thursday/Friday, November 22 & 23
Christmas Break: Two weeks Dec. 24 - Jan. 4
New Years Eve Break: Included in Christmas Break
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 21
President's Day: Monday, February 18
Good Friday: Friday, March 29
Memorial Day: Monday, May 27
Independence Day: Thursday, July 4