School Age Child Care During Remote Learning

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Contact Information for Tuition Based Child Care during Remote Learning

Please contact the Early Childhood Programs office at 313-827-8350 if you need Tuition Based All Day Child Care during Remote Learning. We do require a minimum of 2 days per week. This will not necessarily be at your child’s home school because we must use space where we already hold a state license. If there is no answer please leave your name and number and your email address.

The Early Childhood Programs plans to offer School Age Child Care for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Spots will be offered on a limited basis based on child care staff and availability. This program will be offered during Remote Learning only. 

Tuition Based Preschool Programs

Our Tuition Based Preschool Programs will not operate during Remote Learning but will return when the district returns for Face to Face instruction. Please return to this blog for updates on our Preschool Programs. Our ALL DAY  PRESCHOOL classroom at Snow will continue to operate because it also serves as child care for working families from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Safety Protocols at our Programs

Safety for our students and staff is a priority at all times in our programs. We follow the LARA and CDC recommendations for Entry and Exit. For that reason parents will not be entering classroom spaces or if they must in the case of some cafeteria spaces, they will stay 15 to 20 feet away from students and staff. 

Clean and used pens will be kept separate from one another so that families always have a sanitized pen for signing in and out. Parents will answer Health Questions for their children and take temperatures before entering the classroom each day. Temperatures will also be taken before lunch. Children’s health will be monitored throughout the day. 

Cleaning and sanitizing schedules and protocols are followed daily within our programs. The guidelines followed are those recommended by LARA. 

Pricing for the School Age Child Care Program : This program is only offered at select sites during Remote Learning. The program is intended for children in Young 5’s through 5th grade. The cost is $36/day for the first child for 8 hours of care, $38/day for 9 hours of care, $40/day for over 9 hours of care. There is also a Half Day option for $18 per day for 4 hours. There is a 10% sibling discount. Dearborn Public School Students will receive breakfast and lunch. There are discounted rates for weekly use.

Refunds for 2019-20

From the Early Childhood Programs Billing Department:

Refunds for the 2019-20 school year have been completed. If you have not received yours, please contact our office via email billingech@dearbornschools.org or phone 313-827-8350 to inquire as to what date your request was sent to accounting. It can take another week or so for the check to be sent to your home. We have come across families who moved and did not give us a forwarding address or did not include an apartment number on their registration form.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Registration for 2020-21

To our returning families and those who would like to enroll for the 20020-21 school year, we are handling our registration through printing registration materials from this blog. Please to to the Registration Forms for All Programs Page and follow the instructions.

If you cannot print the forms, the Administrative Service Center will be open for visitors to pick up forms, drop off forms and make registration payments by appointment only. This is to keep the number of visitors in our office able to socially distance. You will be asked to sign in at the Welcome Center, answer health questions and you must wear a mask at all times. Only one person per family may come to the office. Small children should not accompany adults. If you need assistance with this please call our office at 313-827-8350

If you have questions please email me at stovers@dearbornschools.org.

Stephanie Stover, Early Childhood Supervisor

Updates for our programs

Greetings to our Early Childhood Family,

I would like to address some question you may have about our programs let me address them here.

Preschool teachers will reach out to you with lessons and activities two or three times per week via Remind, iblog or email. Each teacher uses a different platform to communicate with families. Please check that platform to stay informed and continue to work with your preschooler. Please let me know via email if you have not heard from your child’s teacher by 3/20. stovers@dearbornschools.org

Kids Club parents should also hear from the Kids Club Leads, Providers OR Managers weekly with ideas or information to help keep your school age children active and engaged. The format will vary depending on the program site. Some staff use Facebook, Remind, email or blogs. We want our students to feel connected to those they know, love and trust. Make sure you check out the district and your school pages for updates as well.

Kids Club, Half Day Preschool and All Day Preschool, these days off will be treated as “Snow Days” in the program. Developmental Preschool, Montessori Preschool and Wee Scholars, we have not completed our conversations with the district as yet. Please stay tuned on this blog for information as we receive it.

Registration for the 2020-21 school year programs will resume once school resumes. Since we register at the sites, we will put registration on hold for now. If you have questions please email me at stovers@dearbornschools.org

Our billing secretary and accounts receivable secretary are not in the office during this time but we are all checking email. I am in and out of the office but I will be checking email and voicemail.

I know many of you are looking forward to Summer Adventure as are we! I will post more about Summer Adventure in a couple of weeks! We will be “Crusin through the Decades” this summer. Parent Fair will be postponed until the Shelter in place order is lifted. Please check back for more information.

Pricing for our Tuition Based Programs

Wee Scholars: : Adult/Child program for children who are 18 months to 3 years with their adult partner. Sessions are 6 weeks in length and $60 per six week set.

Mini Scholars: Preschool for children who are 3 years old by December 1, T/Th $800 billed in 1 payment or 3 installments. The non-refundable registration fee is $80 for the first child $20 for the second child; non-residents $100 for the first child, $20 for the second.

Little Scholars: Preschool for children who are 4 years old by December 1 MWF $1,600 billed in 1 payment or 3 installments. The non-refundable registration fee is $80 for the first child $20 for the second child; non-residents $100 for the first child, $20 for the second.

All Day Preschool: Preschool for 3 and 4 year old children who have reached that age by December 1. Daily rate is $44/day discounted weekly rate is $198 for 9 hours or less. Daily rate for over 9 hours is $48/day weekly $216. This includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Non-refundable registration is $65 for the first child and $15 for the second child.

Half Day Preschool: Preschool for children who are 3 or 4 by December 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, snack is served at 11 a.m. Three days per week is the minimum. Parents choose the days up to five. The rate is $22 per day. Non-refundable registration is $65 for the first child and $15 for the second.

Montessori Preschool: Classroom for children who are 3 or 4 years of age. Three year olds must be 3 before school begins. The  $5,600 (resident) tuition or $6,590 (non resident) tuition is divided into 10 easy monthly payments September to June. Non-refundable registration and materials fee is $200.

Kids Club, School Age Program: Before and After School program at 8 elementary schools that also serve Divine Child Elementary School, Bryant Middle School and the STEM program at the Heights Campus. Non-refundable registration fee is $65 for the first child, $15 for the second

AM Session from 7 a.m.  to the beginning of school:  $9.00 per session, sibling $8.10

PM Session from the end of school until 6 p.m. : $12 per session, sibling $10.80

AM/PM 5 days per week $90.30, sibling $81.27

Half Days: additional $10 from 11:45 to 3:35 p.m. to the regular p.m. fee (only those students enrolled in our weekly program and only if we have minimum enrollment.)

Late Start ONLY: $35 registration Fee $7-9:40 a.m. $14.00, 8-9:40 a.m. $9,

8-9:40 a.m. $6

Summer Adventure Club/Camp: Summer Day camp for children who are 3 years old to 12 years old. We required 12 days reserved attendance paid in advance of child’s first day of attendance as this is a 9 week program. You choose the days and they do not need to choose 12 days in a row.

Non-refundable registration is $35 for the first child and $15 for the siblings.

Daily rate is $40/day for the first child $36 for the second. There is a weekly discount but the up front fee is $480 for the first child $432 for the second child. The fees include breakfast snack, afternoon snack, crafts and activities, field trips, daily swimming. Parents must provide a nutritions bagged lunch. There is limited space and program fills by the first week in July. Immunizations and Physicals are required so please get a copy from your child’s school or childcare provider.

***We do accept DHS funds so please provide us with the Provider Verification form obtained from your DHS worker at least 6 weeks before your child’s attendance. ***

Registration for 2019-20 is now underway

We are now taking registrations for all of our 2019-20 School year programs at our sites. Please see our “Site Numbers” page for contact information. Registration occurs at the sites.

We are hosting an OPEN HOUSE at all of our sites on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to see the site, ask questions and register. There is a $25 discount available for early registration from now until the last day of school.

Some of our sites traditionally fill quickly so do not wait until the end of school to register. Take advantage of the Spring OPEN HOUSE.

Change of schedule forms are now available online

You can now access these forms from our blog and send them directly to the billing secretary at billingech@dearbornschools.org or FAX them to our office at 313-827-8355. The due dates still apply. Five days in advance for the Vacation Schedule and the third Monday of the month for the Permanent Change of Schedule form.

Vacation Schedule Form

The Vacation Schedule Form requires a five (5) day notice to receive credit for the vacation day. Only one child per form and the vacation days are only within the same week.

Adjusted Schedule Form

The Adjusted Schedule Form is for a change to your schedule within that week. This is to exchange one day for another within the same week only.

Permanent Change of Schedule Form

The Permanent Change of Schedule form is to change your schedule for the next month. This form is due no later than the third Monday of the month but the change will not appear on your invoice until the following month. There is a $5 charge for each change you make.

Early Childhood staff prepare for the upcoming school year!

Sandy Evans preparing to save this CPR dummy’s life with her new skills.

Hailey from Dummies on the Run helping us re-certify our CPR and First Aid certificates.

Alicia Sims and Bethany Gemus work on the “lava lamp” STEM activity during STEM projects.

Joanne Borsodi and Sarah Kdouh see just what it takes to keep the balloon afloat. Are you smiling?

Ann Booker’s table plays Mirror, Mirror to make a secret code.

Moe Finely and Bryan Rooke work on the Gumdrop dome STEM activity during Professional Development.

This STEM activity had everyone standing in awe.