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Early Learning Academy Preschool

We are now accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 school year. Register your student today!

 

Launched in the fall of 2014 at Mary Frank Elementary School, the program enjoyed a very successful first year.  A second Early Learning Academy (ELA) opened at Horizon Elementary School in August of 2015. We now operate ELA at these two school locations.

 


How do I register? 
Registration opens Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Applications are accepted throughout the school year but are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Click here to download and print the application. The registration fee of $60 is due with the application. Registration can be done at either building location during school hours, but please go to the school where you wish to enroll your child:

 

School front office staff will be happy to help you. When you register, please bring with you a copy of the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and two proofs of residency

 

Who is eligible to apply? 
The child must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2017 to attend during the 2017-18 school year. There is no residency requirement. Youngsters who live in neighboring school districts are welcome to apply.

 

How many days a week does this program operate? 

Parents determine if they want their child in the program for 4 or 5 days.

 

What are the hours of operation? 

Both ELA locations at Mary Frank and Horizon operate from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. , Monday through Friday. We follow the established P-H-M school calendar, including school closings and delays that may occur due to weather. 

 

How much does it cost? 

In addition to the non-refundable registration fee of $60, the cost is $29 a day. Cost includes full-day programming this fee includes a daily lunch and a snack.



We now offer the option to pay fees online. Please click here for more details on how to pay Early Learning Academy fees online.

 

What is the curriculum for the program? 

Each location is served by a certified lead teacher, assisted by para-educators in the classroom setting. We use a research-based, early childhood program that builds strong foundations for school success focusing on each student’s social, emotional and cognitive learning through a variety of tools. Our preschoolers spend time in role-play which has shown to lead to higher measures of creativity and cognition. Students are exposed to learning through multiple intelligences including literacy, mathematics, socialization, foreign language/sign language, music, physical education, and the arts. Through fun, creative activities, we scaffold students through multiple levels of learning. 

 

Watch this video highlighting how our professionally-staffed, full-time programs promote learning while encouraging creativity and problem solving. 

 

Are either transportation service or Kids Club available? 

Currently we do not offer bus transportation to and from preschool. If it is necessary for your child to attend Kids Club (P-H-M’s child care services before and after school program), please indicate the need on the ELA application.

 


Our Parent Handbooks cover many details and are available here:

*Adobe Acrobat Reader will be required to view these PDFs. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please visit Adobe’s website at this link www.get.adobe.com/reader/ to download your free version. If you need more help with Early Learning Academy information, please call the P-H-M Educational Services Center at (574) 259-7941.