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September 2017 Newsletter
Our program is designed for children ages twelve months through four years. Many activities are offered: Chapel, Music, Outdoor play, Art, and Bible Stories. Christian faith, manners, consideration and cooperation are practiced in each classroom. There is opportunity to learn, grow, and enjoy in each area.
Our qualified Teachers are committed to the program’s core virtues:
Competence ~ Creativity ~ Character ~ Compassion
Age Requirement and Curriculum
On September 1, 2017, students must be 12 months through 4 years old. Students who turn 5 by September 1st are ineligible for admission into the program. Classroom lessons and activities are usually guided by and age-specific, non-denominational, religion-based curriculum. An informative parent letter and activity sheet, copied from the book, will be sent home whenever a new unit is begun.
Each classroom has a tentative schedule of planned activities to create a fun and interesting day.
The non-refundable fee for enrollment is $45.00 per family, due at the time of enrollment, and includes the program session from fall 2017 through spring 2018.
There is a non-refundable $25.00 supply fee, per child, due by August 18 with the September tuition payment and an additional $25.00 supply fee, per child, due by January 19 with the February tuition payment. This fee helps offset the cost of art and maintenance supplies, snacks, and photo printing.
The non-refundable current monthly tuition is due at enrollment for the month the child will begin class. There are no partial months, pro-rations, or drop-in spaces available. Full non-refundable monthly tuition reserves the student’s placement in the program and is due on the 20th day of the preceding month. The cost is $23.00 per child per class day. The number of class days in each month will vary and is contingent on scheduled class days of the Fredericksburg Independent School District calendar. A $10.00 late fee is added when payment is past due. In the situation of late tuition, the student’s placement will not be held and a child on the program’s waiting list will be contacted for that opening.
A daily snack is provided. Typical snacks may include:
cereal, graham crackers, vanilla wafers, pretzels, Goldfish. Please inform the director of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Students bring their own nutritious, ready-to-eat lunches to class.
The director will notify the family by phone if a child is unhappy for more than a short while. The family member and director can discuss what can be done to make the child more comfortable. A child who exhibits aggressive behavior, creating an unsafe environment, will be removed from the situation. Inappropriate behavior will be briefly addressed and attention will be quickly diverted from the action. Repeated aggressive behavior during the same class day may result in the director phoning the family and asking that the child be removed from the program for that day or possibly permanently.
For more information
Or to enroll your child
Contact the St. Barnabas Church Office
Regular Class Hours are
Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Early Bird (8 AM) and After Glow (2-3 PM) are available at an additional cost of $5 per child each session.