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Calvary Preschool FAQ’s

COVID 19 UPDATES:
Information about  COVID 19 changes frequently. Please visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/and scroll to information for Child Cares.  There are links to many documents, resources and information including current CDPHE guidelines for preschool and childcare centers.

Office hours may change due to unforeseen circumstances including the closure of CUMC offices and ministries during the pandemic.  Please call 719-599-KIDS for current office hours. The best method of contacting us at this time is via email to: KRomero@calvary-umc.org.

July 29, 2020:  Please click on the link above to read about policies, procedures and other information about COVID-19 and the impacts to the 2020-21 school year. Thank you for your patience.

REGISTRATION/FORMS/TUITION

  • What forms do I need to submit to enroll my child?
    There is an enrollment form on our website. Paper packets are available in the Preschool Office or you can download one here. Office hours are Monday-Friday 9-1.
  • Are there any discounts for tuition?
    We offer a multi-student discount of 10% off the second child’s tuition. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer the “Payment in Full” discount for the 2020-21 school year.
  • What is your refund policy?
    The registration fee is non-refundable.Tuition fees are non-refundable only if a class cancels due to low enrollment (>75% full) or employment/military relocation out of the area.  Refunds may take up to 10 business days to process.
  • When is tuition due?
    Tuition is due the first of each month. There is a 5 day grace period.  After that, a late fee will be assessed.  Please refer to the Parent Handbook for current late fees.
  • Who do I talk to about my bill or any financial questions?
    Paula Hanson is our Bookkeeper/Office Assistant. Her email is:  phanson@calvary-umc.org.
  • Additional Info:
    • One-one-visits will be held the last week of August. Teachers will call mid-August to schedule your special time!
    • Classes start at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2020 for T/TH and M-TH classes and Wednesday, September 9, 2020 for all MW and MWF classes.
    • All children will need a backpack. Children who are in classes that dismiss at 1:00 p.m. will also need a lunch box.
    • Jr. Preschool children will need a daily supply of diapers, a change of clothes and wipes as requested at the one-on-one visit.

HEALTH INFORMATION/ALLERGIES/ILLNESS POLICIES

  • Does my child need a physical or immunizations?
    The state requires every child to have a physical within the 12 months prior to enrolling.  Additionally, the state requires all children to submit an immunization record prior to attending class. Click here to download the immunization form
  • We don’t immunize. Can my child still attend?
    Calvary Preschool does not accept personal or religious exemptions. Medical exemptions are allowed, but the proper state-approved form must be submitted before the child’s first day of school.  Click here to download the medical exemption
  • My child has special medical concerns. Are there additional forms required?
    If your child has severe allergies, click here for the Allergy Care Plan.  If your child has asthma, click here for the Asthma Care Plan.  If your child has other health concerns such as diabetes, seizures, etc., please contact the office to obtain any other forms that may be required. 719-599-KIDS or email the director at:  kromero@calvary-umc.org.
  • My child is ill. Can they still attend school?
    Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, children exhibiting symptoms of illness cannot attend class.  An addendum to the Parent Handbook addressing COVID 19 will be published soon.  Keep in mind that information about COVID 19 changes frequently, so the information in that document is only accurate as of it’s publish date. We will do our best to update this information in a timely fashion.

SCHOOL CLOSURES/DELAYS/HOLIDAYS

  • What is your inclement weather/delayed start policy?
    In most instances, we will observe School District 11 closures for inclement weather. If D-11 has a 2 hour delay, we will open at 11:00. Classes that meet from 9-11:30 will NOT be held if there is a delayed start.   If D-11 CLOSES for the day, we will close for the entire day.   We reserve the right to call a snow day or late start if we feel the weather is dangerous to parents, staff or children, even if D-11 has not cancelled or delayed. In the rare event that we have a late start or closure that does not follow D-11, teachers will attempt to call and/or email parents to notify them. It is the responsibility of parents to check the delay/closure status.  Please be sure to notify your child’s teacher of any change to your phone or email information.
  • What holiday closures do you follow?
    We will be closed for Thanksgiving break, Christmas break and Spring break. We also close for MLK and President’s Day.  Specific dates will be sent home at the beginning of the school year.

CLASS SIZE/TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • What is your class size?
    Maximum class sizes are as follows:
    Preschool (2 yrs.) = 10 students/2 staff
    Preschool (3 yrs.) = 13 students/2 staff
    Pre-Kindergarten = 16 students/2 staff
  • Are your teachers licensed?
    Preschools are under the umbrella of the Colorado Office of Early Childhood Education. While they are not licensed the same way elementary teachers are, there are specific qualifications they must meet.  For a complete list of qualifications for Early Childhood Teachers, click here.
    All classes have at least one qualified Teacher and a qualified Assistant Teacher in the room.