Welcome Procedure for New Families
Interest Form- Please complete an Interest Form on our website. You will then receive an email from us indicating if we have any current openings and a copy of our Parent Handbook. Please look it over carefully before scheduling your family visit. If you wish to speak with us over the phone prior to scheduling a visit, just let us know and we would be happy to set up a time during naptime (1-3 pm). If we do not have any current openings, we will keep your information on file and contact you again as soon as we have an availability.
Family Visit- The next step is to schedule a tour of the program. During this visit you and your child will have a chance to check out our learning spaces, be introduced to the curriculum, and I will go over any questions you may have about the policies outlined in the parent handbook. If you are interested in holding a spot for your child, you may submit the non-refundable deposit ($300) which will apply to your first month's tuition payment.
Enrollment Packet- Next, complete the enrollment forms in the packet and return them as soon as possible. Your Child may not start school until their enrollment file is complete.
First Day- I will provide you with information to help your child’s first day go smoothly and ensure your child has everything they need for a safe and happy beginning at Green Gate!
Do you offer a 2- or 3- day program?
Five-day per week enrollment schedules have priority, but we may occasionally have a part-time opening. Please inquire regarding current availability.
How old does my child have to be to enroll, and do they have to be potty trained?
Children need to be 2 years 6 months to attend Green Gate. Typically we require children to be fully potty-trained, but if this is a concern, please discuss it with us.
What time may I drop off/pick up my child?
Morning Drop Off: We offer a rolling drop-off period from 7:30-9:00 am. You may drop your child off anytime during this period. Please arrive by 9:00 am in order for your child to take full advantage of our preschool program.
Afternoon Pick Up: You may arrive whenever is most convenient for your work schedule as long as you arrive by your program cut-off time.
Preschool Morning Pick Up: Please arrive by 12:30 for pick-up (Extended Care Fees Apply if arriving after 12:30)
Short Afternoon Pick-up: Please arrive by 3:30 for pick-up (Extended Care Fees apply if arriving after 3:30)
Long Afternoon Pick up: Please arrive by 5:30 for pick-up (Late fee $1.00/minute per child after close)
How do I hold my child's spot once admitted to Green Gate?
Once you have decided Green Gate is a good fit for your family and have been offered a spot, you must submit the $300 non-refundable security deposit in order to secure your child's enrollment. The deposit will be credited to your child's account and will be applied to your first month's tuition.
Are there schedules available for teachers (school year only)?
We occasionally have an opening for a school-year only schedule (August-May). Please inquire for more details.
Are there any other costs or fees?
We have a yearly materials/curriculum fee in the amount of $125 per child due each August. This fee allows us to replenish art and curriculum materials and purchase new equipment and playthings to enrich your child's learning environment. Children are also asked to bring a few school supplies which are specified in your enrollment packet each August. There may also be small admission fees throughout the year for various field trips (usually 3-4 trips per year).