Full Day Preschool Programming Information for 2020-2021

Hello families,    

During the last three school years we have had full day preschool programming at Spark! Discovery Preschool.  We are planning to continue this programming for the 2020 - 2021 school year.  Our returning families, those with students currently enrolled during the 2019-2020 school year, will get to participate in a lottery we will hold for this schedule.  We hold a lottery because there is so much interest and a small number of space for tuition-based families. 

Eligibility: All students in this class must be age 4 by October 1, 2020.   All students enrolled in the class must be fully potty trained.  A large number of students who qualify for this class are placed by the SVVSD Early Childhood office into this programming through the Colorado Preschool Progam (CPP).  Students with identified special needs or who need a screening/evaluation through Child Find are not eligible for programming in the full day classroom, as the class is designed to promote kindergarten readiness for students who qualify for CPP and tuition-based students who are transitioning to kindergarten the following year. For children placed in the program who qualify for CPP, a screening is a requirement of placement.  Due to the unique nature of this program, for students to remain eligible for this programming, all students are expected to have excellent attendance and to arrive on time to school each day.  

Staffing:  There is one teacher and one teacher assistant, with up to 16 students in full day programming, like all of the other classes at our school.  

Schedule:  The full day class is from 8:30 am - 3:05 pm, Monday through Thursday, with no preschool on Fridays. The program schedule includes whole group instruction,  lunch break (lunch fees or a cold lunch would be covered by the parent/guardian), a rest time, additional small group instruction, more student choice-time, and additional playground / gross motor movement. The schedule also allows for in depth study of STEM topics and additional teacher-created units of study throughout the year.

Tuition: This year tuition was $580 per month, September through May.  We are waiting to have the rates confirmed for next school year.

Childcare: If a family needs wrap around childcare services, Alicia Sheahan-Hall, our manager of childcare, can offer services at an additional cost.  Childcare is available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm for families that need childcare.   Please know there is a separate registration packet and deposit for childcare for the '20-'21 school year, as it is a different department within our school district. Alicia is available at 720-652-7908 or on email at sheahanhall_alicia@svvsd.org to answer your questions.

Lottery Details:  First choice for placement is for students already enrolled  at Spark! Discovery Preschool during the '19-'20 school year, who are returning to our school for their second year of preschool. If there are no currently enrolled tuition-based families wanting this option, the school will then open the option up for new families (those not enrolled currently but those starting in '20-'21). Once we have everyone's name that is interested in this program, we will hold a lottery to fill the small number of openings.  

DEADLINE if INTERESTED: If you are interested in this option, please let Vicky Arriaga (attendance clerk and registrar) know by Tuesday, January 21, 2020.  Interested families can email Vicky at arriaga_victoria@svvsd.org or call at 720-652-7906.  We will select from students through random drawing, and notification of placement for full-day, tuition-based preschool will be sent home along with all other tuition-based enrollments after January 27, 2020. 

We are excited to continue to offer a diverse range of programming options for preschoolers and their families at Spark! Discovery Preschool.  It's our pleasure and joy to work with you and your children!

Thank you - Paige Gordon, Administrator, Spark! Discovery Preschool
Paige Gordon,   gordon_paige@svvsd.org 
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