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ADMISSIONS

SAFE MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE

ADMISSIONS PRIORITIES

In admitting students to PCC Pre-K, priority is given to:

First Priority: Currently enrolled families

Second Priority: Alumni families (families with children that have attended PCC Pre-K, but are not currently enrolled)

Third Priority: New families

ADMISSION POLICIES - 2022/23 SCHOOL YEAR  

 

Admission Criteria: PCC Pre-K admits children who are potty-trained, meet the age criteria, and who are ready for a group experience. Admission decisions are made at the discretion of the preschool director. Parents are required to advise the staff of any medical, social-emotional, or learning conditions that affect the child’s health, behavior, or learning. Our purpose is to extend the child’s social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development beyond the home. PCC Pre-K shall accept children with special needs as long as it is determined by the director that the school can meet the needs of the child within the structure of our program. We reserve the right to evaluate the goodness of fit the program is for each child and to make decisions for withdrawal from the program if deemed necessary. Only ambulatory children will be admitted to the program since access to the playground involves stairs. 

 

Discrimination Policy: PCC Pre-K admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities in our school. 

 

Age Requirement: To be eligible for enrollment children must be 3-years-old for our 3’s programs and 4-years-old for our Pre-K program by September 1st of the school year they wish to attend. 

 

Enrollment Forms: Prior to the first day of school, each new family will participate in a Pre-Enrollment Conference to review forms and policies, answer questions and confirm the child's school readiness before the start of the year. All school and state forms must be filled out and returned to school before the child may attend school. 

 

Tuition: Tuition for the school year is divided into nine equal payments. The payments are due on the first of each month and delinquent after the 2nd of the month. A late fee of $25 will be charged to families when the monthly tuition is paid on the 2nd of the month or later. Tuition checks should be made payable to PCC Pre-K and can be mailed, paid electronically, or delivered to the preschool office. Families may pay by cash, check, EFT, debit, or credit card. Payments made by credit or debit card will incur a 2.5% fee (does not apply to EFT transactions). Families are expected to keep their tuition payments current each month. It is highly encouraged that families set up recurring payments online to avoid any missed or late payments.

 

Late Pick Up: It is important that children are picked up on time. Children are dismissed at 12pm. We allow a 5-minute grace period for those occasional times of running late. If a family routinely picks up past the 5-minute grace period, there will be a charge of $1.00 per minute until your child is picked up. We understand that circumstances sometimes arise that impede pick-up. If you have an emergency that causes you to be late for pick-up, please call the pre-k office at 650-365-8079.

 

Early Withdrawal: If you plan to withdraw your child from school, we need to be notified 30 days prior to your child’s last day. This allows us the time we need to fill the opening without financial impact on the school. If we are not given 30-days notice, you will be responsible to pay for one month’s tuition. 

 

Early Dismissal from Program: PCC Pre-K reserves the right to terminate a child’s enrollment if it is determined by the Director(s) and staff that our program is not the best environment for a child’s growth and development. If it is determined that a child’s needs cannot be best met through our program, parents will be notified before action will be taken. 

 

Program Activities: The school day begins at 9am and ends at 12pm. During the school day, children have opportunities to experience large and small group activities, and structured and unstructured times. Activities in math, science, art, music, dramatic play, language arts, and large and small motor skills will be offered each day. A snack is offered during small-group time which also includes story time and cognitive activities. Children will have outdoor playtime on our school’s playground each day, weather permitting. 

 

Licensing Information: PCC Pre-K is licensed by the State of California, Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services, and Community Care Licensing. Community Care Licensing has the right to review children’s records and to interview children. LIC#: 410500506

ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in PCC Pre-K. We look forward to getting to know you and your child. Below are details regarding our admissions process.

Current & Alumni Families
2022-2023

Current Family Admissions begins January 24th, 2022

Alumni Family Admissions begins January 31st, 2022

Age Guidelines:

  • 5-day Pre-K Class: Children must be 4 years old by 09/01/22

Admission Process:

  • Please use the link below to apply. We ask families to drop their application and application fee off at the PCC Pre-K Office. 

  • Once you apply, PCC Pre-K will let you know if your child has a spot for the coming year.

  • After receiving confirmation that your child has a spot, the PCC Pre-K Program Coordinator will send and ask families to fill out enrollment forms.

*Based on the new State of California vaccination law, all children entering preschool need to have received all the required vaccinations before entering school. Personal Belief exemptions are no longer permitted per current state law. If you have questions, please contact us.

New Families
2022-2023

New Family Admissions begins February 7th, 2022

Age Guidelines:

  • 5-day Pre-K Class: Children must be 4 years old by 09/01/22

Admission Process:

  • Please use the link below to apply. We ask families to drop their application and application fee off at the PCC Pre-K Office. 

  • Once you apply, PCC Pre-K will let you know if your child has a spot for the coming year.

  • After receiving confirmation that your child has a spot, the PCC Pre-K Program Coordinator will send and ask families to fill out enrollment forms.

*Based on the new State of California vaccination law, all children entering preschool need to have received all the required vaccinations before entering school. Personal Belief exemptions are no longer permitted per current state law. If you have questions, please contact us.