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Columbia Elementary School (PK-2)

Preschool, Latchkey
Vicky Heaton - Program Director of Preschool/Childcare
Phone: (517) 592-9753

Preschool Rates
Latchkey Rates

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New! 2017-2018 School Year Columbia Elementary - Preschool Open House
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6-7:00 pm
Come find out about our quality rated 3 and 4 year old programs. Tuition and Great Start Readiness Programs (GSRP) are available. You may qualify for FREE 4 year old preschool.

Preschool - 2016-17 (3/4 Preschool and K-5 Latchkey)
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) - 2016-17

Welcome to our Preschool and Latchkey Program

Columbia Preschool is licensed by the State of Michigan and has served the families of the Columbia School District and surrounding areas since 1983. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment for young children while enhancing their social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative development. We believe:

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That young children learn through discovery play.
In the importance of active learning.
In providing a variety of hands-on materials and experiences to meet individual interests, needs and abilities.
In children working toward independence and cooperation.
In the importance of process rather than product.
In the importance of supporting early literacy skills and reading to children.
In the importance of the home-school connection and value the parents as the child's first teacher.

Activities Include
Art, Music/Movement, Social Skills, Sensory, Dramatic Play, Cognitive Skills, Open Snack, Free Choice, Literacy, Large Group/Small Group Science/Discovery, Individualized Learning Blocks/Construction.

Parents must provide a completed health form with proof of immunizations and an information card by the child's first day.

Children must be toilet trained.

Tuition is paid monthly.

A non-refundable $25 registration fee is required at time of sign-up to reserve placement.

Preschool Information

We offer tuition paid preschool classes for 3's and 4's. Please contact Vicki @ (517) 592-9753 for more information or to register.

Tuition Paid Preschool Offerings:
4 DAYS PER WEEK 4 YEAR OLD CLASS - MEETS MONDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON
3 DAYS PER WEEK 4 YEAR OLD CLASS - MEETS MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY MORNING
2 DAYS PER WEEK 3 YEAR OLD CLASS - MEETS TUESDAY, THURSDAY MORNING

Latchkey slots will be reserved first for students presently in the program. You must confirm your latchkey return!
Please contact Vicki @ (517) 592-9753 for latchkey and preschool slots.

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP)

We also offer the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) for 4's which is a free state funded preschool for those who qualify. This program is offered 4 days per week, Monday-Thursday as all-day classes. The state has a list of qualifiers in which you must meet. Go to www.greatstartjackson.org to sign-up or call the Great Start Readiness hotline at (517) 768-5130. Children do not have to live in the Columbia School District to be eligible for the free preschool. View Flyer

GSRP Preschool Offerings:
4 DAYS PER WEEK (GSRP) 4 YEAR OLD CLASS - MEETS MONDAY-THURSDAY ALL DAY

Preschool Classes & Rates

Preschool requires a yearly, non-refundable $30 registration fee per family to guarantee a spot.
Rates are per child, per month. (No additional sibling discount)

Tuition Paid Preschool

4 DAYS PER WEEK 4 YEAR OLD CLASS - MEETS MONDAY-THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Class is held: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: $150/Month

3 DAYS PER WEEK 4 YEAR OLD CLASS - MEETS MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY MORNING
Class is held: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $125/Month

2 DAYS PER WEEK 3 YEAR OLD CLASS - MEETS TUESDAY, THURSDAY MORNING
Class is held: 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Cost: $100/Month

GSRP Preschool

4 DAYS PER WEEK (GSRP) 4 YEAR OLD CLASS - MEETS MONDAY-THURSDAY
Class is held:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost: FREE -- Must qualify for this program. Please see above information.

Latchkey Info & Rates

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Latchkey requires a yearly, non-refundable $30 registration fee per family to guarantee a spot.
A child MUST be pre-registered before using the Latchkey program.
Rates are per child, per day.

25% discount for siblings

Childcare (all day childcare and preschool age) Rates
Up to Two hours - $8.00
Two to Five hours - flat rate - $21.00
Over Five hours - flat rate - $28.00

Latchkey rates for school age children - Kindergarten through Fifth grades
Before school – flat rate - $8.00
After school – until 5:00 p.m. - $8.00
After school – 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. - $10.00

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