ENROLLMENT AND WITHDRAWAL
- All forms required by GSLC must be completed prior to the first day of attendance.
- A certificate of good health, signed by a physician, is required within 30 days of the child’s admittance to the school.
- Immunization shots must be current and documented.
- We offer a class for potty-trained Pre-School children. To qualify for this class, your child must be 3 by August 1.
- To qualify for the Pre-K classes, your child must be 4 by August 1.
- A non-refundable enrollment fee of $40.00 is charged annually for each child, payable at the time of application.
GLSC reserves the right to drop a family for any of the following reasons:
- Delinquency in payment fees as stated in the tuition policy section of this handbook.
- Non-cooperation or inability of the child or parents/guardians to adjust to the school program.
- Any child whose presence is detrimental to other children and/or staff members.
To withdraw a child, parents/guardians must submit in writing a two week notice.
An application cannot be processed until the enrollment fee is paid.
- The tuition for the Pre-School class is $70.00 per month.
- The tuition for the Pre-K class is $90.00 per month.
- A 15% discount is allowed for parents/guardians enrolling siblings.
- A full month’s tuition is due regardless of attendance.
- No refunds will be made when students are absent due to illness or vacations.
Tuition Payment Policies
- Tuition is due on the first business day of the month.
- Make sure your child’s name is on your check.
- Please have the correct amount if using cash.
- If payment is not made by the last business day of the month, your child will no longer be enrolled.
- For your child to be re-instated, you must remit two payments (one payment for the month behind and one payment for the next month).
- Any return check fees assessed by the bank will be the responsibility of the parents/guardians.
- The preschool class (3-year-olds) will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 – 11:30 AM.
- The Pre-K class (4 & 5 year-olds) will have class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:00 – 11:30 AM.
Arrival and Pick-up
- The parents/guardians must accompany their child into the room. Children are not to be dropped off outside GSLC to walk in alone.
- All adults (parents, guardians, and child care providers) are to model appropriate behavior. Please be respectful, considerate, and use appropriate language. Swearing and name calling will not be tolerated.
- Doors will open at 8:55 a.m. Experience has shown that preschoolers coming late tend to be upset and/or disruptive. These children also miss out on important learning activities. Therefore, for the well-being of your child and other children in the class, children should arrive as close to 9:00 a.m. as possible.
- Children are to be picked up at 11:30 AM.
- A written note is needed if someone other than the parents/guardians is picking up the child.
- Parents/guardians must call if someone other than those designated on your emergency card will be picking up your child.
- A late fee of $5.00 will be assessed for every 15 minutes you are late in picking up your child. After this fee has been assessed for a third time, the fee becomes $1.00 for every minute you are late in picking up your child.
If Lafayette School Corporation is closed due to inclement weather, GSLC will also be closed. In the event of an announced school corporation delay, we will delay 1 hour with a start time of 10:00 AM. The pick-up time on delay days will be moved to 12:00 PM (noon). In the event of a closing or delay, you will receive a call from Brady Lane Church informing you of the situation.
We do not follow the same holiday calendar as Lafayette School Corporation with the exception of Christmas break and Spring break. Other holidays or days off will be noted in your monthly newsletter.
HEALTH & HYGIENE
- The teacher should be notified of the reasons for any absence, particularly if a communicable disease is involved, or if the absence will be for an extended period.
- If your child becomes ill at school, and the teacher feels that he/she should be home, you will be called to take him/her home.
- A certificate of good health, signed by a physician, is required before re-entrance by a child after a lengthy or serious communicable disease or illness.
- In the case of a minor injury an accident report will be filled out and the staff will inform parents/guardians when the child is picked up.
- In the case of a serious accident or injury, 911 will be called first after which the parents/guardians will be notified.
- If emergency treatment is required, the parents/guardians will need to meet the staff and child at the hospital.
Each day we look forward to a nutritious snack. The teacher will assign a “Helper of the Day” to assist with the snack and bring show and tell.
- Each child will be assigned a snack day.
- Ideas for nutritious snacks include: dry cereal, trail mix, animal crackers, cheese crackers, crackers, pretzels, popcorn, cheese, fresh fruit, carrot sticks, milk, and/or 100% fruit juice.
- Please do NOT bring RED drinks, nuts, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pudding or items with icing, candy, fruit roll-ups or fruit snacks for maintenance of classroom and health and safety of children.
- In the event that your child will be absent on his/her assigned day, see his/her teacher. Snack days are an excellent way for children to assume a responsibility.
Clothing and Supplies
- Your child will need a change of clothes in case of an “accident” (including underwear).
- To prevent loss and confusion, please mark your child’s name on all outer clothing, especially mittens, boots, and hats.
- It is recommended that children wear comfortable play clothes which allow for ease with toileting procedures and that they come dressed appropriately for the weather.
- No Flip-Flops. Please wear tennis shoes or hard-soled shoes.
- You may want to bring a sweater or sweatshirt to keep at school for cool days.
- Please wear shorts or leggings under dresses.
- No tank tops.
- Children may be asked to contribute an item for holiday parties or a box of tissues.
We encourage good behavior with positive reinforcement and a reward system.
Methods of Discipline
- Supervised time out
- Note sent to the parents/guardians
- Parents called at work/home
Methods Not Used
- The teaching staff will not use, nor permit any person to use, corporal punishment or any methods considered cruel, harsh, humiliating, frightening, or unusual.
- Children will not be subjected to abusive and/or profane language.
- Punishment will not be associated with food, rest, or restroom breaks.
IN EXTREME CASES, A CHILD MAY BE DISMISSED DUE TO SEVERE DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS
In order to prevent hurt feelings or frustration, invitations to birthday or other parties may be distributed at Good Shepherd Learning Center only if all the children (or all of the children of the same sex as your child) are invited. Cakes and cupcakes will not be served for birthdays. Children are welcome to bring a birthday treat or goodie bag to be sent home with the other students, although this is not necessary.