The ultimate goal of Center Stage Fine Arts Preschool is to provide a nurturing environment where children feel secure and happy while developing the school readiness skills they need to succeed in Kindergarten. We want our students to be excited about daily activities in class and look forward to learning new things. We will explore the fine arts in fun and stimulating ways designed to inspire creativity and imagination. Through all of our daily routines and interactions, our students will know they are a special part of the class and a truly amazing individual!
We offer an exciting opportunity for learning and socialization for our students while providing parents with a few hours to refresh and refocus on their daily life. Center Stage Fine Arts Preschool is committed to making the few hours we have with your child each week a wonderful experience for your entire family.
COVID- 19 Update! We are continuing to refine our plan for returning responsibly and safely to class. We are modifying the curriculum and classroom structure, as well enhancing daily safety protocols to keep our students and staff safe & healthy! The information below has not yet been updated.
AGE OF CHILDREN
The Center Stage Fine Arts Preschool Pre-K program is designed to meet the individual needs of 4-5 year old children, not yet enrolled in Kindergarten, in the areas of social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth.
Classes are on Monday through Friday mornings from 8:40 am-12:40 pm, August through May. In the event of inclement weather, if the Warrensburg School District cancels school, preschool will also be canceled. Update- we are delaying our start date for our 2020/21 school year until after Labor Day- tentatively September 8th!
5-DAY PRESCHOOL OPTION (M-F)
A five day preschool option for families who are looking for full week preschool! While our curriculum is designed for the 3-4 or 4-5 age groups, our small class size and preschool model provides enough flexibility to focus on the individual needs of each student. This allows us to accommodate the specific schedule your family may desire and makes it possible for us to offer families a 5-day preschool option, with students attending both programs!
There is a registration/supply fee of $100 per student. This includes the cost of classroom supplies, snacks, and a class t-shirt.
A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 (75% of the registration fee) per child is required at time of enrollment to reserve your place in the class. The balance of $25.00 is due by July 1st.
M-F TUITION (5 DAYS)
Tuition is $316.00 a month (September-May) paid via automatic payments set up during registration. All tuition payments will be automated by a system of auto-debit from a checking account or by auto charge on a credit card. Payments will include all days your child is enrolled, whether or not they miss a day due to sickness or vacation.
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS
If you find it necessary to withdraw from Center Stage Fine Arts Preschool, notice must be submitted in writing to the teacher 5 days prior to the beginning of the next month or your account will continue to be automatically charged. No deductions or refunds will be given for student absences.
We appreciate knowing when your child will be absent, whether it is due to illness, family vacation plans, or other circumstances. Please call 660.747.6133 to let us know when your child will be away from class.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
During the first few weeks of class, we ask that you accompany your child into the building and help them hang up their coat and backpack and greet his/her teacher. Once the children have established a routine, we will offer a drop off option in the mornings with teachers available to meet the students outside. Please drop off your child no earlier than 8:35 am.
Please pick up your child promptly at 12:40 pm. There will be a sign out form when picking up your child. We will only release your child to the authorized persons you have listed on the Enrollment Form. If an occasion arises where someone not listed on the form needs to pick up your child, please send a note in to the teacher or call the front desk at 660.747.6133.
Please dress your child in clothes that are comfortable, washable, free of complicated fastenings and can be undone easily to use the bathroom, and suitable for all activities. All children should have at least one extra set of clothing appropriate for the season in their backpacks. Please label your child’s jackets, sweaters and backpack to help us avoid any confusion at the end of the day.
Please have your child bring a backpack/ tote bag with them to school each day. We ask that all personal items remain at home unless the teacher has requested a special item. We understand that your child may need a security object from home such as a blanket or a special toy to feel comfortable in the new surroundings.
SNACK TIME AND LUNCH
Center Stage Fine Arts Preschool will provide a daily snack for each child that will include milk or juice. We ask all parents to send a lunch with an ice pack for your child each day. Please do not send red juices as they stain easily.
HOLIDAYS AND BIRTHDAYS
Center Stage Fine Arts Preschool will have holiday parties for the children throughout the year. Parents are welcome to attend and join in the fun! Birthdays are an extra special day for each child and we have some very exciting and educational activities to celebrate their day!