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Published by Osseo Area Schools ECFE, 2018-04-20 10:17:02

Preschool Brochure 2018-19

Preschool Brochure 18-19

Preschool

For 3 to 5 year-oldsPRESCHOOL

2018-2019 Find Inside:

Open House Jan 24 & 25
Registration Lottery Feb 21
New! PreK Transportation

New! Extended Care

Register: osseo.ce.eleyo.com | Call: 763-391-8777

Find Us on facebook.com/osseoEC.org

En Español 763-391-8990 | Lus Hmoob 763-391-8992 | Bằng Tiếng Việt: 763-391-8994

Program Options & Locations

Arbor View Oak View Elementary
Early Childhood Center
6710 East Fish Lake Rd, Maple Grove
9401 Fernbrook Lane N., Maple Grove
- PreK for 4s
- ECFE Birth to 5 - Four Star Express
- Preschool for 3s
- Preschool Parent Connection for 3-5s

Basswood Elementary Palmer Lake Elementary To Learn More:

15425 Bass Lake Rd, Maple Grove 7300 W. Palmer Lake Dr, Brooklyn Park Preschool, PreK or EC&FE:
- Four Star Express - Free Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten
Arbor View Early Childhood
Birch Grove Elementary Park Brook Elementary Center

4690 Brookdale Drive, Brooklyn Park 7400 Hampshire Ave N., Brooklyn Park 9401 Fernbrook Lane North
- Free Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten - Free Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten Maple Grove, MN 55369

Cedar Island Elementary Rice Lake Elementary Call: 763-391-8777
Email: [email protected]
6777 Hemlock Lane, Maple Grove 13755 89th Ave N., Maple Grove
- Preschool for 3s - PreK for 4s Willow Lane Early Childhood
- PreK for 4s - Four Star Express Center
- Four Star Express
Rush Creek Elementary 7020 Perry Avenue North
Crest View Elementary Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
8801 County Road 101, Maple Grove
8200 Zane Ave N., Brooklyn Park - Four Star Express Call: 763-585-7330
- Free Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten Email: [email protected]
Weaver Lake Elementary
Edinbrook Elementary Free Half-Day
15900 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove Pre-Kindergarten:
8925 Zane Ave N., Brooklyn Park - Four Star Express
- Free Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten Enrollment Center
Willow Lane
Elm Creek Elementary Early Childhood Center 7051 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
9830 Revere Lane N., Maple Grove 7020 Perry Ave N., Brooklyn Center
- PreK for 4s - ECFE Birth to 5 Call: 763-585-7350
- Preschool for 3s Email: [email protected]
Fair Oaks Elementary - PreK for 4s
- Preschool Parent Connection for 3s Four Star Express:
5600 65th Ave N., Brooklyn Park
- Free Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten Woodland Elementary Enrollment Center/Kidstop

Fernbrook Elementary 4501 Oak Grove Pkwy, Brooklyn Park 7051 Brooklyn Blvd
- PreK for 4s Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
9661 Fernbrook Lane, Maple Grove - Four Star Express
- PreK for 4s Call: 763-585-7281
- Four Star Express Zanewood Email: [email protected]
Community School
Garden City Elementary
7000 Zane Ave N., Brooklyn Park
3501 65th Ave N., Brooklyn Center - Free Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten
- Free Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten

2 Online registration starts Jan 17 at osseo.ce.eleyo.com / Questions? Call 763-391-8777

WELCOME

Osseo Area Schools

Preschool, PreK & Parent Connection

Building the skills, knowledge, and confidence
children need to succeed.

Osseo Area Schools offers an affordable preschool experience designed to support Osseo Area Schools Preschool & PreK
your child’s development, and create a foundation for your child’s future academic, programs have earned the highest
emotional and social success. Our curriculum and activities focus on building possible, Four Star Rating. Parent Aware
confidence, independence, academic and social skills so your child enters kindergarten Star Ratings help parents find programs
ready to continue learning. The lessons learned in our Preschool & PreK classrooms that go above and beyond to prepare
align with district curriculum. children for school and life.

Our high-quality, affordable programs offer children: Teaching Staff

u Learning spaces, time and activities that coincide with emotional, social, All of our teachers hold at least a 4 year
cognitive and physical abilities. degree and a license in Early Childhood
and/or Parent Education.
u A nurturing environment where they feel safe and valued. Our staff provides high quality, fun-filled
and engaging learning experiences
u Props and toys designed to nurture natural curiosity and creativity through designed to support your child’s school
make-believe play. readiness. The curriculum alligns with
Minnesota State standards.
u Language, observation and problem solving skills.
3
u Hands-on games and activities that introduce early literacy and math skills.

u Motor rooms, gyms and playgrounds for running, climbing and other gross
motor skills development.

“ My daughter likes the variety and enjoys learning.“

Preschool for 3s

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten & Beyond

What will my child learn Preschool for 3s uses play-based learning, emphasizing social-emotional
in Preschool for 3s?
development. Children will learn how to be a part of a group, take turns, share, ask for
Personal and Social Development help and more. The lessons learned in our Preschool classrooms lead into our district
curriculum. Children should be mostly self-sufficient in the bathroom, know when they need to
u Begin to name feelings of self and others use the bathroom and have few accidents.
u Follow classroom routines and rules with
Arbor View Cedar Island
guidance
u Manage transitions P3-1300A M/W/F 9:30am-12pm P3-1307CI T/Th 9:30am-12:00pm
u Interact with other children and familiar P3-1301A M/W/F 1-3:30pm
P3-1302A M/W/F 1-3:30pm Willow Lane 9:30am-12pm
adults P3-1303A T/Th 9:15-11:45am 9:30am-12pm
u Demonstrate self-direction P3-1304A T/Th 9:30am-12pm P3-1308WL M/W/F 1-3:30pm
u Stay engaged in tasks or experiences P3-1305A T/Th 12:45-3:15pm P3-1309WL T/Th 1-3:30pm
u Start to perform self-care tasks P3-1306A T/Th 1-3:30pm P3-1310WL T/Th
P3-1311WL T/Th
independently
Language and Literacy

u Follow two-step verbal directions Saturday Preschool for 3-5s
u Understand and respond to stories read
Arbor View u For this class, children must be 3 or
aloud older by September 1, 2018.
u Name some letters, especially those in their 9-11:30am
K35-8900A Sept 15-Nov 10 u A student can be registered in one
own name K35-8901A Nov 17-Feb 23 or more sessions.
Mathematical Thinking K35-8902A Mar 2-May 18
u The first class of each session
u Making comparisons among objects includes a 1 hour parent and child
u Count to 10 orientation.
u Identify common shapes
u One time class fee per session.
Physical Development and Health

u Move body with some balance and control Children must be 3 or older by September 1, 2018
u Use strength and control to perform simple
small motor tasks This program is offered September 4, 2018 to June 6, 2019.

Sliding Fee Tuition for Preschool for 3s

To determine tuition: Select your family size, follow the grid across to household gross income range and down to find the fee for the class.

If the income guidelines and tuition rates would prevent you from registering your child, please call 763-391-8777 to discuss how we might support you.

Family Size Income Guidelines for Tuition Full Fee

Two $0-21,112 $21,113-25,558 $25,559-30,004 $30,005-34,450 $34,451-38,896 $38,897-43,342 $43,343+

Three $0-26,546 $26,547-32,162 $32,163-37,777 $37,778-43,393 $43,394-49,009 $49,010-54,625 $54,626+

Four $0-31,980 $31,981-38,745 $38,746-45,510 $45,511-52,275 $52,276-59,040 $59,041-65,805 $65,806+

Five $0-37,414 $37,415-45,329 $45,330-53,243 $53,244-61,158 $61,159-69,073 $69,074-76,988 $76,989+

Six $0-42,848 $42,849-51,912 $51,913-60,976 $60,977-70,040 $70,041-79,104 $79,105-88,168 $88,169+

Seven $0-48,282 $48,283-58,496 $58,497-68,709 $68,710-78,923 $78,924-89,137 $89,138-99,351 $99,352+

Schedule $0 $47/mo $76/mo $99/mo $123/mo $152/mo $190/mo
$423/year $684/year $891/year $1,107/year
2 day 2.5 hour $1,368/year $1,710/year


3 day 2.5 hour $0 $61/mo $98/mo $129/mo $160/mo $197/mo $247/mo
$549 /year $882/year $1,161/year $1,140/year $1,773/year $2,223/year

Saturday $15/session $37/session $60/session $78/session $97/session $120/session $150/session
2.5 hour



4 Online registration starts Jan 17 at osseo.ce.eleyo.com / Questions? Call 763-391-8777

Preschool with Parent Connection
A Perfect Combination of Preschool & Parent Education

Preschool with Parent Connection provides parents an opportunity The Benefits of Parent

to spend time learning with their child, other parents and children. During class, parent Connection
educators will offer the latest research and in.itiate lively discussions on timely parenting
Offering Resources, Connections
topics. In order to register in this class, a parent(s) must commit to attending on the & Learning Opportunities

designated parent day listed in red. Sibling care is available for families who need care for Continue growing and learning
as a parent
their other young children while attending a daytime Parent Connection class. Sibling Being a parent is an ever-changing and
care and class fees are listed in the chart below. Children should follow program guidelines of developing role that can be easier and more
bathroom skills for age 3 or age 4. See page 12. fun with the right combination of learning
and new skills.
3s with Parent Connection 3-5s with Parent Connection Spend quality one-on-one time
with your child
Arbor View Arbor View It’s a standing date each week. Parent and
child activities may include: journaling, messy
PC3-1312A M/W 9:30am-12pm PC3-1313A M/W/F 9:30am-12pm art projects, science experiments, and more!
Sibling Care Sibling Care Support your child’s learning
Spending consistent time in the classroom
PC3-1314A T/Th 9:30am-12pm *PC3-1317A T/Th 6-8pm with your child creates opportunities for you
Sibling Care *For this class only: The Parent Connection to ask questions, make comments and provide
class day is held one Tuesday evening per direction. This enriches your child’s learning
Willow Lane month: 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11, 1/8, and provides special opportunities for you and
2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/7. your child to grow & learn together.
PC3-1316WL T/Th 9:30am-12pm Get to know your child better
Oftentimes parents wonder what their child
Children must be 3 or older by September 1, 2018 is like at school. You will have the chance to
This program is offered September 10, 2018 to May 24, 2019. observe your child each week, either in the
classroom or the observation window.
NEW: Extended Care is available for children attending Preschool or PreK

classes at Arbor View or Willow Lane Early Childhood Center and need child care on
drop off class days from either 8-9:30am or 3:15-4pm. Registration is required & space is
limited. See page 7.

Sliding Fee Tuition for P resc hool for 3s & 3-5s with Parent Connection

To determine tuition: Select family size, follow the grid across to household gross income range and down to find the rate for the class.

If the income guidelines and tuition rates would prevent you from registering your child, please call 763-391-8777 to discuss how we might support you.

Family Size Income Guidelines for Tuition Full Fee

Two $0-21,112 $21,113-25,558 $25,559-30,004 $30,005-34,450 $34,451-38,896 $38,897-43,342 $43,343+
Three $0-26,546 $26,547-32,162 $32,163-37,777 $37,778-43,393 $43,394-49,009 $49,010-54,625 $54,626+
Four $0-31,980 $31,981-38,745 $38,746-45,510 $45,511-52,275 $52,276-59,040 $59,041-65,805 $65,806+
Five $0-37,414 $37,415-45,329 $45,330-53,243 $53,244-61,158 $61,159-69,073 $69,074-76,988 $76,989+
Six $0-42,848 $42,849-51,912 $51,913-60,976 $60,977-70,040 $70,041-79,104 $79,105-88,168 $88,169+
Seven $0-48,282 $48,283-58,496 $58,497-68,709 $68,710-78,923 $78,924-89,137 $89,138-99,351 $99,352+

Schedule

2 day 2 hour $0 $32/mo $52/mo $68/mo $84/mo $104/mo $130/mo
$288/year $468/year $612/year $756/year $936/year $1,170/year
T/Th $39/mo $63/mo $83/mo $103/mo $127/mo $159/mo
$351/year $567/year $747/year $927/year $1,143/year $1,431/year
2 day 2.5 hour $0 $39/mo $63/mo $83/mo $103/mo $127/mo $159/mo
$351/year $567/year $747/year $927/year $1,143/year $1,431/year
M/W $58/mo $93/mo $122/mo $151/mo $186/mo $233/mo
$522/year $837/year $1,098/year $1,359/year $1,674/year $2,097/mo
2 day 2.5 hour $0 $38/mo
$9/mo $15/mo $19/mo $24/mo $30/mo $342/year
T/Th $81/year $135/year $171/year $216/year $270/year
5
3 day 2.5 hour $0

M/W/F

Sibling care $3/mo

$27/year

“ I love sharing quality time with my child...with no distractions!”

PreK for 4s & 5s
PreK for 4s & 5s emphasizes school readiness skills through lessons learned
What will my child learn in
PreK for 4s & 5s? in our PreK classrooms that lead into our district curriculum. Transportation will be
available for PreK students based on transportation eligibility at PreK sites with the
of Arbor View. See page 7 for transportation guidelines . Children need to be
P ersona l & Soc ial Dev elopme nt exception toilet trained to attend classes.
u Demonstrate appropriate self-regulation completely

skills Arbor View Fernbrook

u Use words and other strategies to resolve Saturday Preschool for 3-5s K4-4007FB M/W/F 8:50-11:20am

conflicts See page 4 for fee. K4-4008FB M/W/F 12:50-3:20pm

u Express ideas, feelings, needs *K4-4009FB T/Th 8:30am-12:30pm

u Complete tasks and stay engaged in 9-11:30am Sept 15-Nov 10 * This class section will have lunch time
experiences Nov 17-Feb 23 and transportation will only be available
K35-8900A
Language & Literacy K35-8901A after class.

u Connect letters with sounds K35-8902A Mar 2-May 18 Oak View
u Predict what will happen in a story and For this class, children must be 3 or older
by September 1, 2018. Students can be K4-4010OAK M/T/W/Th/F 9:30am-12:00pm
talk or draw about it registered in one or more session. The first K4-4011OAK M/T/W/Th/F 1:30-4:00pm
u Recognize rhyming words class of each session includes a one hour
Mathematical Thinking parent and child orientation. Rice Lake

u Counts objects using one-to-one Cedar Island K4-4012RL M/W/F 8:50-11:20am
correspondence K4-4013RL M/T/W/Th 12:50-3:20pm

u Duplicate a simple pattern K4-4000CI M/W/F 9:30am-12:00pm Willow Lane
Physical Development & Health K4-4001CI M/W/F 1:30-4:00pm
K4-4014WL M/W/F 9:30am-12:00pm
u Move body with coordination

u Demonstrate small motor control and Elm Creek Woodland
coordination

Scientific Thinking K4-4004EC M/W/F 8:50-11:20am K4-4015WD M/W/F 9:30am-12:00pm

u Ask questions and seek answers through K4-4005EC T/Th 8:50-11:20am *K4-4016WD T/Th 8:30am-12:30pm

active exploration K4-4006EC M/T/W/Th/F 12:50-3:20pm * This class section will have lunch time

and transportation will only be available

If the income guidelines and tuition rates after class.

would prevent you from registering your Children must be 4 or older by September 1, 2018
child, please call 763-391-8777 to discuss This program is offered September 4, 2018 to June 6, 2019.
how we may support you.

Sliding Fee Tuition for PreK for 4s & 5s

To determine tuition: Select your family size, follow the grid across to household gross income range and down to find the fee for the class.

Family Size Income Guidelines for Tuition Full Fee
$25,559-30,004 $30,005-34,450 $34,451-38,896 $43,343+
Two $0-21,112 $21,113-25,558 $32,163-37,777 $37,778-43,393 $43,394-49,009 $38,897-43,342 $54,626+
$38,746-45,510 $45,511-52,275 $52,276-59,040 $49,010-54,625 $65,806+
Three $0-26,546 $26,547-32,162 $45,330-53,243 $53,244-61,158 $61,159-69,073 $59,041-65,805 $76,989+
$51,913-60,976 $60,977-70,040 $70,041-79,104 $69,074-76,988 $88,169+
Four $0-31,980 $31,981-38,745 $58,497-68,709 $68,710-78,923 $78,924-89,137 $79,105-88,168 $99,352+
$89,138-99,351
Five $0-37,414 $37,415-45,329

Six $0-42,848 $42,849-51,912

Seven $0-48,282 $48,283-58,496

Schedule $0 $47/mo $76/mo $99/mo $123/mo $152/mo $190/mo
$0 $423/year $684/year $891/year $1,107/year $1,368/year $1,710/year
2 day 2.5 hour $0
$0 $68/mo $110/mo $144/mo $178/mo $220/mo $275/mo
2 day 4 hour $0 $612/year $990/year $1,296 $1,602/year $1,980/year $2,475/year

3 day 2.5 hour $61/mo $98/mo $129/mo $160/mo $197/mo $247/mo
$549 /year $882/year $1,161/year $1,140/year $1,773/year $2,223/year
4 day 2.5 hour
$78/mo $126/mo $165/mo $204/mo $252/mo $315/mo
5 day 2.5 hour $702/year $1,485/year $1,836/year $2,268/year $2,835/year
$$114, 123/4m/ oyear
6 6 $89/mo $168/mo $231/mo $284/mo $356/mo
$801/year $1,278/year $1,512/year $2,079/year $2,556/year $3,204/year

NEW: PreK Transportation

Bus transportation is available to PreK (4-5 years old) students attending elementary sites and
Willow Lane Early Childhood Center based on transportation eligibility.

To find out if your child is eligible To learn more about transportation,
for transportation, visit: visit:

district279.org/transportation district279.org/transportation

If your child is eligible for transportation, On the website, more information can be found about
please note the following: topics such as:

u Pick up and drop off is at a designated bus stop- not at the u Eligibility
child’s home. u Bus safety
u Frequently asked questions
u This is a partnership: u Policies and procedures
- Parents are responsible to get the student to and from the
bus stop. To speak to a transportation specialist, call 763-391-7244
- The district/bus driver is responsible to get your child safely or send an email with your questions to:
from the bus stop to school and back. [email protected]
- Staff will assist students to and from the bus at school.

NEW: Extended Care

Child care for Preschool & PreK students attending Arbor View & Willow Lane

Extended Care is available for children attending Preschool or PreK classes at Arbor View or Willow Lane Early Childhood
Center and need child care on class days from either 8-9:30am or 3:15-4pm. Registration is required and space is limited.
The deadline to register for extended care is August 10, 2018. Drop-in extended care is based on availability.

Extended Care Tuition Scale for Arbor View & Willow Lane

Morning 8-9:30am Afternoon 3:15-4pm
Income Guidelines Income Guidelines

$0-$49,999 $50,000 plus $0-$49,999 $50,000 plus
Preschool/PreK

2 day drop off $24/mo $48/mo $16/mo $32/mo
$216/year $432/year $144/year $288/year

$66/mo $22/mo $44/mo
$594/year $198/year $396/year
3 day drop off $33/mo

$297/year

Parent Connect

1 day drop off $10/mo $20/mo
$90/year $180/year

$40/mo
$360/year
2 day drop off $20/mo

$180/year

“ PreK... a caring environment, focused on skills to help my child be ready for kindergarten.” 7

ECFE Classes

Help Me Grow Learning For You & Your Child

helpmegrowmn.org Class Opportunities for Parents & Children Birth to 5

Help Me Grow’s website offers Osseo Area Schools EC&FE programs offer a variety of classes for parents and
valuable information to help parents children. Regardless of age, children learn by watching and interacting with
and caregivers understand a child’s one another.
development.
In our ECFE classes, children and parents attend the class together and
Resources include: developmental participate in play based learning. A portion of the class is dedicated to a
milestones, strategies to encourage parent only group discussion with a parent educator. Topics during parent
development and information about discussion may include: child growth and development, temperament, and
referrals. social/emotional skills.

If you have a concern about your child’s Registration is now available online at osseo.ce.eleyo.com
development, you can refer your child
through Help Me Grow for a free Family Literacy
screening or evaluation. Services are free
to eligible children ages birth-5, regardless For Parents & their children 6 weeks to 5 years
of income or immigrant status.
Osseo Area Schools Adult Basic Education partners with Early Childhood
To refer your child: & Family Education (EC&FE) to offer family literacy classes. Parents study
Visit: helpmegrowmn.org English, participate in a parenting education class, and have learning time
Call: (866) 693-GROW (4769). with their children.
Interpretation services are available for
referrals by phone. Classes are held Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-12:30pm at Willow Lane.
To register or for information, call 763-566-5452.

Summertime with EC&FE

Class Opportunities for Parents & Children Birth to 5

EC&FE will offer a selection of summer classes for parents and children birth
to age 5. PreK classes will be available for 4 and 5 year olds. Additional details
and registration will be available in the spring of 2018.

8 Online registration starts Jan 17 at osseo.ce.eleyo.com / Questions? Call 763-391-8777

Join Our Early Bulletin Board
Childhood Parent
Advisory Council
(ECPAC)
Open House Preschool & PreK
Get Involved & Make a
Osseo Area Schools offers a variety of preschool programs for children who turn
Difference! 3 or 4 by September 1, 2018. Join us for a quick informational session on the
various programs and services available to families. There will be time for your
The Parent Advisory Council (ECPAC) questions and a chance to tour the buildings. Bring your children for activities
meets once a month to discuss program that will be set up to spotlight each preschool classroom.
policy, program fees and services, and
parents’ perspectives on ways to improve Arbor View: Wed, Jan 24
quality and accessibility. Members are
actively engaged in communicating with 9401 Fernbrook Lane N, Maple Grove
parents, legislators and other community 6:30-7:30pm
members about early education, school
district issues and other community Willow Lane: Thurs, Jan 25
concerns that affect children and families.
Members are also involved in special 7020 Perry Ave N, Brooklyn Center
event planning, fundraising and more. 6:30-7:30pm

Meetings are held monthly during the
school year at either Arbor View Early
Childhood Center or Willow Lane Early
Childhood Center. Free child care is
available during each meeting.

The Parent Advisory Council is a great Program Tours
way to give back to our District’s Early
Childhood programs, families and the If you or your family would like a tour to learn more information about our
community. If you would like to learn program, we offer tours on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month during the
more about how to get involved and the school year, or by apppointment. Call 763-391-8777 to reserve a time. During
benefits of volunteering, please send an a tour, program staff will give you an overview of the programming and
email to [email protected] and curriculum that we provide, and answer your questions.
a member will contact you.
We hope you will join us!

Giving Back

Volunteer Opportunities
through Osseo Area
Schools EC&FE

Research continues to show the positive
impact between a child’s learning and
parent involvement at school which leads
to greater learning and educational success.
Do you want to get involved? There
are many opportunities to support our
ch ildren, scho ol and community, including
working with children and/or adults and
helping at events. Our program is stronger
because of our dedicated volunteers!

To learn more about volunteer
opportunities, call 763-391-8764.

“Topics in the parent class are reflective and allow me to be a better parent.” 9

Early Childhood Screening

A FREE service for all
Osseo Area Schools
children who are 3 to 5
years old

All 3 to 5 year old children in Minnesota are
required to complete an Early Childhood Screening.
At screening, parents learn about their child’s
growth and development and can ask questions if
they have concerns.

Childhood Screening is a FREE and simple check of
your child’s:

u Vision
u Hearing
u Height
u Weight
u Development

The screening tools are designed to provide a
snapshot of your child’s motor, thinking, speech
and language skills. Results are based on your child’s
age at the time of the screening.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I prepare for an Early Childhood 4. What happens if the screener finds a concern
Screening? during the screening?

You should bring your child’s immunization records. There are a few options if the screener doing the screening
You can also bring notes about: finds an area of concern in your child’s development. You and
the screener may decide to refer your child for an evaluation
u Things that your child does well. by the school district or medical clinic. The screener may also
u Questions about your child’s development, such as recommend an early childhood experience for your child or
give you community resources.
learning, walking or talking, vision and hearing.

2. What happens during an Early Childhood 5. My child is registered for preschool. When
Screening? should I schedule an Early Childhood Screening?

Early Childhood Screening checks your child’s health and u If you are registering your 3 year old child, call to
development. Screening in school districts is usually done by schedule an appointment when your child is 3 1/2.
a teacher or a nurse. Screening includes a review of height,
weight, vision, hearing, speech, social and emotional progress u If you are registering your 4-year old child, schedule an
and overall development. Results are based on your child’s age appointment now by calling 763-391-8776.
at the time of screening.
En Española: 763-315-9785
3. What if my child does not speak English? Bằng Tiếng Việt: 763-315-9798
Lus Hmoob: 763-315-9786

If your child does not speak English, ask for an interpreter 6. Where are Screening appointments held?
when you call for your appointment. When a child is learning
two languages, it is better to screen in the language most Arbor View Early Childhood Center
often heard and spoken in the home. Brooklyn Park Library
Willow Lane Early Childhood Center

10 Online registration starts Jan 17 at osseo.ce.eleyo.com / Questions? Call 763-391-8777

Financial Assistance



How We Can Help

Our program tuition is built on a sliding fee scale based on household gross income and family size.
Participation
The sliding fee scale provides an affordable opportunity for families. If for any reason a family situation is limiting
the possibility of your child participating in our preschool program, please contact our office at 763-391-8777 to
discuss a reduced tuition rate and how we might support you.
Scholarships
You may have the option to apply for an Early Learning Scholarship. Minnesota Early Learning Scholarships cover
all preschool expenses including registration and tuition. If your family has already qualified for an Early Learning
Pathway I Scholarship through Think Small or another organization statewide, you may use that award in our
program.

An example of income eligibility
for a state scholarship:

Early Learning Scholarships
Scholarships are available through the State of MN.
To be eligible for an Early Learning Scholarship,
your child must be three or four by September 1, 2018.
Family income must meet the guidelines provided
below:
Scholarship Guidelines:
Family Size: Gross (yearly) Income:

2 $30,044
3 $37,777
4 $45,510
5 $53,243
6 $60,976
7 $68,709
8 $76,442
9 $84,175

“ I found an affordable, high quality program for my child who is excited to go every day!” 11

Registration Information

Pre-Registration Waiting List Financial Assistance

Students who are currently registered in Due to limited space in our program, Our program provides affordable tuition
our Preschool program have priority to a child may only be registered in one on a sliding fee scale for families based on
pre-register for another year of preschool preschool class section. After the lottery, their gross household income and family
or PreK. a family can choose to be on a waiting size. If for any reason a family situation
list if the preferred class section for is limiting the possibility of your child
Registration their child is full. In order to ensure continuing participation in a preschool
registration opportunities for other program, please contact our office at
At the time of registration a $25 non- families, the waiting list will expire on 763-391-8777 to discuss how we might
refundable registration fee and first June 1, 2018. After June 1, openings in support you.
month of tuition will be collected. If class sections will be filled on a first-
you qualify for a tuition rate other than come-first-serve basis. Required Attendance
full fee, proof of gross annual income is Day during Parent
required at the time of registration. Tuition Connection

Registrations will remain in a pending Although program budgets rely on Because of funding, a parent(s) is required
status until documents have been received collected tuition, these payments cover to attend one day each week for the
and the contract is approved. A contract a small percentage of the budget. Most Parent Connection class.
confirmation and payment receipt will be of the revenue comes from state funding
emailed when the registration is complete. specific for early childhood and family Support for Participation
education programs. Reduced tuition is
Registration will continue year round one way funds are used. Yearly tuition If adult participants are in need of
until all classes are full. is divided into nine equal monthly auxiliary aids or services to participate
payments. in a class, please call us at 763-391-8777
Bathroom Skills or TDD: 763-391-7250 at least 72 hours
u Tuition payments are due on the 15th in advance. (A 2 week advance notice is
Three-year-olds should be mostly self- of each month. preferred). ISD 279-Osseo Area Schools
sufficient in the bathroom, know when does not discriminate on the basis of
they need to use the bathroom and are u You will receive a monthly invoice via disability.
having few accidents. Four-year olds email.
need to be completely toilet trained. Family Handbook
u Payments can be made by cash, check
Health Related Needs or credit card. Our Family Handbook is available for
parents and guardians to view on our
If your child has a health related need that u Auto pay can be set up for your child’s program website at osseoec.org. The
requires medication or special attention, preschool account. handbook serves as a guidebook of district
health forms are required to be submitted policies and procedures and program
at the time of registration. For more Late Fee practices.
information, please call 763-391-8777.
A late fee of $10 will be charged if a
Child Care payment is not received by the 20th of
the month.
Sibling Care is child care for brothers
or sisters (age 5 months-5 years) and Discounts
available for Parent Connection class on
designated parent days. Infants (under 5 u We offer a 5% discount for tuition that
months of age) are welcome to stay with a is paid in full for the school year.
parent during class.
u We offer a 15% tuition discount for a
Extended Care is child care for preschool sibling enrolled in our Preschool or
student attending ARB or WL during PreK program.
the school year between 8am-9:30am or
3:15-4pm on class days. A monthly fee is u We offer a $25 account credit if
charged for child care. you refer a family to our program
who registers in Preschool or PreK.
Registration is required and space is A $25 credit will be awarded to
limited for both sibling and extended care. both the family that made the referral,
and to the new family who registers.

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... About Your Class

Emergency or Weather
Related School Closing

If school is cancelled due to weather
you will not be notified by the school.
Instead, parents are encouraged to check
on the district website district279.org or by
television or radio. Stations will report
“Osseo Area Schools” as delayed or closed.

Transportation

Transportation is available to PreK
students attending elementary sites based
on transportation eligibility.

Orientation Absence To find out if your child is
eligible for transportation, visit:
To give your child the best start in our If your child will be absent from class,
program, we begin the school year with please notify your child’s teacher. If your district279.org/transportation
a parent and child orientation. Typically, child will be absent for two weeks or
orientation is reserved for the first day more, your child’s preschool account must If your child is eligible for
of class when the school year begins. be paid and up to date and the next month transportation, please note the
The date of orientation depends on the of tuition paid in advance or the child may following:
schedule of the Preschool or PreK class. be dismissed from the program.
In mid-August, letters will be mailed to u Pick up and drop off is at a
families to confirm the teacher of the class Drop Off/Pick Up designated bus stop- not at the
and orientation day and time. child’s home.
Students should arrive to class at the
Classroom Supplies beginning of class time. Students will u This is a partnership:
be dimissed promptly after class time. If
All supplies used in the classroom by a parent or guardian is running late for - Parents are responsible to get the
students will be provided by the program. pick-up, please notify the school site and student to and from the bus stop.
On occasion, the teacher may ask for teaching team. There will be a $10 late
donations or special items to be brought pick up fee charged per child, per time. - The district/bus driver is responsible
to school. to get your child safely from the bus
Conferences stop to school and back.
Family Contact Info
Parent and child conferences are held in - Staff will assist students to and from
Teachers keep an Emergency Health the fall and winter with the child’s teacher. the bus at school.
History form on file for each student. Parents will receive information on their
If your family address, email address or child’s academic progress and there will be To learn more about
telephone numbers change, please update an opportunity to review goals for your transportation, visit:
this information with your child’s teacher child during the school year.
and/or our main office at 763-391-8777. district279.org/transportation
Facebook
Program Calendars On the website, more information can be
Our Facebook page will keep you up-to- found about topics such as:
Program calendars for our classes will be date and connected with our program.
available from the classroom teacher at We are always adding new information, u Eligibility
orientation. The program calendars are so check out our page, and “Like Us” at u Bus safety
also viewable on our program website facebook.com/osseoEC. u Frequently asked questions
osseoec.org. u Policies and procedures

To speak to a transportation specialist,
call 763-391-7244 or send an email
with your questions to:
[email protected]

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Registration

A Preschool Lottery will be held February 21, 2018. Since space is limited, participants will be selected through

a random lottery on February 21, 2018. Complete registrations (including documents) received by noon on February 20, 2018 will be
included in the lottery. After the lottery, a confirmation & payment receipt will be emailed to you once your child is placed in a class. Please
allow a few business days to receive confirmation by email. If all of your options have filled, you will be contacted by phone. You will not
be charged for your class or child care until after the lottery is held. Charges will appear as Osseo Area Schools. After the lottery, registration will
continue year round until all classes are full. Tuition will be adjusted based on the date your child starts class.

How to Register

Complete registration for your child either in person, mail or online.

Online Registration: In Person or Mail Registration Registration Questions?
osseo.ce.eleyo.com
Complete a separate form for each child. Program staff are available during the
1. Click on Sign In in the upper right Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, school year at either of our Early Childhood
hand corner. or electronic bank payments are accepted. Center locations to help answer your
(Please do not mail cash.) Make checks questions and assist with registration.
2. Enter your user name and password payable to ISD 279.
or, select Create Account. Office hours at both locations are Monday
through Friday 8am-4pm during the school
3. Create family profile including Mail or drop off your completed form, year.
family members and relationship. documents, payment and immunization
record at either of our Early Childhood Arbor View Early Childhood Center
Once you have an account Center locations. 763-391-8777
Willow Lane Early Childhood Center
4. Follow prompts to select your Arbor View Early Childhood Center 763-585-7330
classes. Credit or debit card and 9401 Fernbrook Lane N
online bank payment are accepted. Maple Grove, MN 55369 [email protected]

5. Email required registration Willow Lane Early Childhood Center Registration documents and questions
documents to: [email protected] 7020 Perry Avenue N about registration can be sent to this email
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 address.
Class Confirmation

Registration will remain in a pending
status until documents have been received
and the contract is approved. A contract
confirmation and payment receipt will be
emailed when the registration is complete.

Registration Requirements

Age Requirement Proof of Income Child Care

Children must be the age of 3 by If you are applying for the sliding fee scale, Register for Sibling Care or Extended
September 1, 2018 to be registered in proof of gross annual household income is Care at the time of registration if care
Preschool and 4 by September 1, 2018 to required at the time of registration. Two will be needed during the school year for
be registered in PreK. No exceptions. current paycheck stubs, taxes or W-2 your child. A monthly fee is charged for
forms are acceptable. sibling and extended care. Space is limited.
Immunizations Required See page 12 for more information.
Proof of Residency
Minnesota State law requires all children Cancellation Policy
attending our preschool program to be Parent/Guardian proof of residency is
current with all required immunizations required for transportation. A copy of If you cancel a class after your registration
or have a notarized conscientious valid Photo ID, utility bill or current lease is processed, you will receive a prorated
exemption on file. A copy of your child’s or government letter dated within 60 days refund minus your $25 registration fee.
immunizations must be submitted at the is acceptable. If a class or child care is canceled due to
time of registration. low enrollment, you will receive a full
Payment is due at the refund.
Certificate of Birth time of registration

A copy of your child’s birth certificate, A $25 registration fee and first
valid passport, baptismal certificate, or month tuition payment is due at
Affidavit of a Natural Parent/Guardian the time of registration. Cash, Check,
is required to be submitted at the time of Discover, MasterCard, VISA, or
electronic bank payments are accepted.
registration. Make checks payable to ISD 279.

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Preschool Registration Form Date Received:
Use a separate registration form for each child registered for Preschool and/or Child Care.

Payment, and all required registration documents must be submitted at the time of registration in order for the registration to be processed.

Child Attending Class Behavior & Photo Agreements

First Name_________________________ Middle Name_________________ Behavior Plan for Preschool & PreK classes
Last Name__________________________ q Male q Female

Birth Date_________________________ Having a foundation of basic social and emotional skills
Address _______________________________________ Apt___________ is critical to school readiness. At EC&FE we use positive
City _____________________________________ Zip ________________ behavior strategies to help children learn and practice
1. Parent/Guardian First Name_____________ Last Name____________ appropriate behaviors, and we are committed to working
with your child while they learn these skills.

Birth Date_________________ Phone Number______________________ If your child needs more support, we will partner with you
Address _________________________________________Apt_________ to develop a guidance plan. In addition to teaching and
E-mail Address ________________________________________________ learning, our role is to ensure a safe, secure classroom for
q Male q Female Relationship to child______________________ all children and staff. If we are not able to agree on a plan
2. Parent/Guardian First Name_____________ Last Name____________ your child may be dismissed from the program.

Address ________________________________________ Apt__________ q I have read and agree to the terms of
the Behavior Plan Agreement.

Birth Date_________________ Phone Number______________________ Parent/Guardian Photo Agreement

E-mail Address _______________________________________________ I understand my and/or my child’s photo may be used by
the program. If I wish to deny this I will follow the School
q Male q Female Relationship to child______________________ Board Policy and Procedure 515 found at the district
Adult attending with child ___________________ (Parent Connection only) website, www.district279.org

Address ______________________________________________________ q I have read and agree to the terms of
the Photo Agreement.
City_______________________________ Zip_______________________

How did you learn about our program? __________________________ Registration Requirements
Has your child completed Early Childhood Screening? q Yes q No
Are you interested in Volunteering? q Yes q No q Registration Fee q 1st Month Tuition
Do you need Interpreter Assistance? q Yes q No

Does your child have any health or physical concerns that we need to be q Immunizations q Certificate of Birth

aware of?_____________________________________________________ q Proof of Income q Proof of Residency
Does your child have any food allergies? q Yes q No
(if not Full Fee) (transportation only)

If Yes, please list ______________________________________________ Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, VISA, or electronic
bank payments are accepted. Checks payable to ISD 279.
Is your child receiving, or has your child in the past received, any
Special Education services? q Yes q No Preschool Class

If yes, please list staff who have worked with your child:________________

_______________________________________________________________ 1st Choice Class number Fee

The questions below are optional, however answers are strongly encouraged. The 2nd Choice Class number Fee
information from this data will help the Minnesota Department of Education.
Data will be handled and protected by state and federal education data privacy laws. 3rd Choice Class number Fee

Please indicate whether you are the child’s Do you need Sibling or Extended Child Care?

___ Mother ___Father ___Grandmother ___Grandfather q Yes q No (If offered for your class)

___ Foster Mother ___ Foster Father ___ Guardian ___ Other Relative

Your highest level of school completed (Mark only one) If yes, complete a registration form and provide
__ Eighth grade __ 12th grade __ HS Diploma __ Some college-no degree immunizations for each child in sibling care.

__ Associate’s Degree __ Bachelor’s Degree __ Master’s Degree __ Ph.D Child Care Fee Class Fee Total Fee

Number of people in household (circle one): 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Credit Card Payment Information

What is your current job status? Discover MasterCard VISA
___ Employed more than 25 hours per week Charge will appear as Osseo Area Schools
___ Employed less than 25 hours per week Card # __ __ __ __-__ __ __ __-__ __ __ __-__ __ __ __
___ Unemployed, seeking employment
___ Unemployed, not seeking employment Expiration Date__________ 3-Digit Code ___ ___ ___
What was your household’s total yearly income, before taxes last year?
$__________________ Name on card_______________________________

What is the primary language spoken by the child? (Circle all that apply) Billing address if different_____________________
English Spanish Hmong Somali Vietnamese Karen Arabic __________________________________________

Russian Mandarin Laotian Oromo Cambodian Other: _________ q Yes, set up payment method as autopay.

What is the race/ethnicity of your child(ren)? (Circle all that apply)
White Black/African/African American Hispanic or Latino Asian Office Use: Date ________ Cash __________ 15

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander American Indian/Alaskan Native Check_______ Amount __________
Other, single race Other, two or more races

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Quality Preschool Programs For Children Ages 3 to 5

Osseo Area Schools offers an affordable preschool experience designed to support your child’s development. Our curriculum and activities
focus on building confidence, independence, academic and social skills so your child enters kindergarten ready to continue learning!

High Quality Comprehensive Programs
Designed to prepare your child for success in kindergarten & beyond.

Options to fit every child’s developmental needs

Two to five day per week options… Some include parents!

Diverse, culturally responsive and inclusive

Respecting and addressing the individual needs of each child & family.

Staffed by trained and licensed educators

All teachers are licensed & hold a bachelors degree or higher.

Warm, welcoming, supportive environment in which to grow

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