Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)
CCP is proud to offer parents the Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Program. Our VPK program begins every day, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to Noon. In order for your child to receive the high quality benefits of this program it is essential that your child be here on time every day for the full three hours. VPK is a free service from 9:00-12:00. No fees are charged.
In the event your child will be absent please call the center so we may plan accordingly. Each child is allowed to be absent for 20% of the program year. In the event that your child exceeds the permitted absences they will be withdrawn from the VPK program at our facility. You may choose to continue your child’s care with us by using our private pay program.
This would require that you pay $172.50 (full time) $142.50 (part time 9-12) per week, along with a $125.00 registration fee; this will allow your child to remain in the same class with the same teacher. Additional optional fees: Key “FOB” $10.00 each. The program begins at 9:00 and ends at 12:00; CCP will give you a 10 minute grace period for both before and after VPK begins. In the event that your child is dropped off earlier than 8:50 or picked up after 12:10, you will be charged $40.00 and be sent to the wrap care program.
Part of the VPK program is signing your child in and out every day as well as verifying your child’s attendance at the end of each month by signing the monthly form. We expect that you will verify your child’s attendance no earlier than the last VPK day of the month and no later than ten VPK days after the end of the month.
Holiday & Non VPK Weeks $200.00 Annual Registration Fees $125.00 Children may attend the VPK program without using our wrap care, however, you should know that we do extend our instruction beyond VPK hours and your child will continue to learn while in our wrap care. In the event that circumstances arise outside of the above listed attendance violation then termination from our VPK program or our Wrap care program is at the discretion of the Director.
VPK Enrichment Programs
Here at Countryside Christian Preschool our VPK enrichment programs are off to a great start. If you would like to enroll your child in one of the wonderful enrichment programs let us know. Even just attending one enrichment program a week will benefit your child. Research has shown that the younger a child is exposed to learning and discovery, the more they're set up for success in later years.
In fact, this same research has shown that enrichment experiences in the early years not only make a difference, but are actually considered critical because the brain is developing so rapidly. A child’s early years lay the foundation for all that is to come. In recent years, researchers have learned that the human brain develops the vast majority of its neurons, and is at its most receptive to learning, between birth and five years of age. In fact, the intake of new information is critical to the formation of active neural pathways (Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000). Our enrichment classes are stimulating and fun.
Plus, engaging children and support natural learning in a positive environment. By engaging children in developmentally appropriate creative exploration, children gain confidence in their own ideas and independent thinking. Research has shown that the younger a child is exposed to learning and discovery, the more they're set up for success in later years. In fact, this same research has shown that enrichment experiences in the early years not only make a difference, but also are actually considered critical because the brain is developing so rapidly. Below is a list of our enrichment programs if you are interested in signing your child up please come to the office and fill out the form.
Technology Class - Offered Monday - Friday
Is your child a Techno-Kid? Children today are born into a world of technology. Tablets, smart phones, computers and the Internet put the world at their fingertips. Our Technology class will give your child the tools they need to thrive in an ever-advancing world by helping your child learn key skills that will benefit them for years to come! We partnered with ABC Mouse to help develop each child’s individual needs.
Spanish Class - Offered Monday - Friday
Habla Español? Recent studies have shown that the brain is the most receptive to learning a second language before the age of ten. Now is the best time for your child to become bilingual! Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, with more than 400 million native speakers. Learning Spanish at an early age will benefit your child well into their future, from higher grades to higher paying jobs. If you want more advantages for your child, Spanish is the key!
Sign Language - Offered Monday - Friday
This sign language class offers children the benefit of learning American Sign Language in a relaxed and fun environment. The instructor will utilize a combination of hand signs and spoken words in a variety of activities to maximize the learning experience of each child. She will also incorporate basic signs into literacy activities, songs, and games. Among its many benefits, sign language also supports the learning and development of literacy, specifically vocabulary, reading ability and spelling proficiency, communication and second-language learning. Sign language also provides preschoolers with a multisensory experience that enhances their acquisition and retention of information. Furthermore, children will explore concrete and appropriate ways to express emotions through sign.
Science & Arts - Offered Monday - Friday
Develop your child’s interest in science and art with this hands-on, interactive class! Each week children will learn about a new topic and conduct a different science / art experiment. The instructor will introduce children to the scientific method by making predictions, analyzing and recording the results. Children will develop skills such as communicating ideas, observing, measuring, predicting and classifying.
Music and Movement - Offered Monday - Friday
Music and movement introduces children to many different instrument, songs and dances. The program provides opportunities for hands-on learning experiences with an assortment of instruments and objects. Children will also discover music notes, learning names and rhythms of each instrument. Plus self-esteem and confidence will be enhanced through participation in performing arts, acting, and creative expression. These are just a few of the skills your child will develop. Give your child an early start for their future fame!
Tutoring - Offered Monday - Friday
This supplementary program provides tutoring that supports all early childhood education by focusing on what the individual child needs help with. In general tutoring increases mastery of academic skills, improves self-esteem and confidence, and students attitudes towards school. Its also breaks down social barriers and creates new friendships while promoting emotional support and positive role models. Each tutoring class is a small class with 4 to 1 ratio. Instruction tailored to specific learning styles and needs of each child.