Little Acorns Child Development Center

 

Admissions forms for 2017-2018

We commit to providing a nurturing Christian atmosphere where each child can develop the love of learning while attaining individuality and high self-esteem.  Our specialty is social and academic instruction through play with an emphasis on creating an environment where each child is successful and feels important to us and to God.

Online Payments

If you would like to make an online payment, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Push Pay icon. If you have more than one child at Little Acorns, we offer a 10% discount during the school year. The first child pays full price and siblings receive a 10% discount. For cash or check, you may deduct the transaction fee. When you get to the payment page, put in the amount found on your statement.  If you have more than one child attending Little Acorns, please pay for each child separately.

 School Calendar

Click the link to see the calendar: 2017-2018 Calendar

Policies and Procedures

Click this link for our Policies and Procedures:  Operational Policies

Payment links are at the bottom of the page.

2017-2018 School Year: Baby and Toddler Classes

2 days a week $250/month
4 days a week $470/month

Preschool Classes: (2 and 3 year old classes)

2 days a week $225/month
4 days a week $435/month

Pre-Kindergarten

2 days a week $250/month
4 days a week $470/month

Transitional Kindergarten

4 days a week $470/month

Classes

We offer classes for babies beginning at 6 weeks through Transitional Kindergarten.  Children are placed in a class according to their age on September 1st, and stay in the same class for the entire school year.  See Transitional Kindergarten requirements below.

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Transitional Kindergarten, or TK, can be seen as year one of a two year Kindergarten program.  TK provides an early childhood education program that builds a bridge between preschool years and traditional Kindergarten. With increasing academic demands and structure in Kindergarten, some parents are aware that their child may not be ready for the traditional Kindergarten program.

HOURS OF OPERATION:  The Transitional Kindergarten program follows the four-day schedule of Little Acorns, with an understanding that the child must be enrolled all four days.  There is no two-day option for TK students.

ELIGIBILITY:  Transitional Kindergarten is designed for, but not restricted to, students who have completed our (or another) Pre-Kindergarten class, or turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2 and who may benefit from an enriched foundational early childhood education program to prepare them for success in traditional Kindergarten.  A student who turns five between September 2 and December 2 must be recommended by their previous (older threes) teacher.  Just because a student qualifies based on their birthday, does not mean a child would be ideally suited for the TK program. Although, it is becoming increasingly popular for parents to keep a child back who has a spring or summer 5th birthday.  A child would best benefit when the decision is made in collaboration between the school and the parents.

CURRICULA:  We provide children with a well-planned classroom program to build necessary social and academic skills for success throughout their school careers. The program contains focused instruction in literacy and numeracy along with strong emphasis on self-regulation and social engagement.  The daily schedule includes whole group instruction and activities, small group instruction and independent and “hands-on” learning. The Transitional Kindergartners will often enjoy lunch and recess with their Pre-K friends and participate in all school activities such as chapel, Spanish, and motor skills development throughout the year.

Parent Involvement:

Communication between home and school is essential in helping children succeed. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in their child’s learning journey at home and at school.  The TK teacher will meet with parents on a regular basis to discuss the child’s progress and ways the parent can support him/her at home. Assessments, along with teacher observations, will be used to monitor each child’s growth and progress throughout the year. The TK teacher will use this information to guide instruction, individualized to meet every child’s needs.

 

Enrollment Records

The following documents must be on file prior to the first day of school:  Admission form, immunization records, and a health statement signed by a doctor. Little Acorns will not accept children without immunization records.

Registration Fee (non-refundable)

School Year:           $200 (September to May)

Summer Reading Camp:  $75 (July)

 School Year Session

School Year Session 2017-2018 is Monday through Thursday 9:00 to 2:00 from September 5th through May 24th.  We follow the Richardson School District Calendar for most holidays.  For the school year you may choose Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, or Monday through Thursday.

Summer Reading Camp – Tuesday/Thursday in July

Tuition:  $250

Are you looking for a way to introduce your preschool child to new experiences this summer?  What better way to explore our world, than through the magic of reading, at Little Acorns Summer Reading Camp!  On Tuesday and Thursday in the Month of July, we have a great opportunity to take your preschool-aged child on a reading adventure.  Each week, our entire school will focus on a well-known children’s author.  Every age group, from infants through five-year-olds, will have specific age-appropriate books to read.  From each of these books will come reinforcement activities that encompass learning at your child’s developmental level.  We will also give you enough advanced notice, so that you might purchase these specific books for your own home library.  At Little Acorns, we believe it is our job to work together with parents to provide as many tools for your child’s “educational toolbox” that we can.  So, will you partner with our staff this July, as we engage your child in our world, through the beauty of children’s literature?  We are looking forward to our summer adventure at Little Acorns!

Behavior

We want all children to enjoy learning.  Minor problems will be handled in the classroom in a positive manner.  More difficult problems will be the responsibility of the director, who will work with the parent to correct unwanted behaviors.

Lunch and Snacks

Please provide a snack, lunch and drink for your child every day, labeled with your child’s name.

Nap Time

Toddler classes up through the 3 year old class will have a quiet time at the end of the day. Children in the baby class will nap as needed.

Change of Clothes

Each child will need to bring a change of clothes in a zip-up bag.  If the extra clothes are ever needed, the soiled clothes will be sent home in the same bag.

Enrollment

Students are enrolled by the director.  Parents may come by to pick up registration form or one can be emailed to you.

 

Payment Options for Summer and School Year Tuition

Online using a browser:

Using the “CC/DB/Echeck” amount from your statement, click the Push Pay icon below and follow the directions:

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Using a smart phone:

Using the “CC/DB/Echeck” amount from your statement, text the keyword ‘littleacorns’ to 77977 and follow the directions. When you send ‘littleacorns’ to 77977 you will receive a one time reply containing a link to pay tuition for Little Acorns Preschool (1msg/request). Please be aware that Msg & Data rates may apply. For full Terms & Conditions please visit https://pushpay.com/terms. For the Privacy Policy please visit https://pushpay.com/privacy. For help reply HELP or STOP to cancel.

Using cash or check:

To avoid the online transaction charge, simple bring cash or check to Little Acorns.

 

Please call to schedule a tour or send us an email. We are happy to answer any questions and we appreciate feedback from you.  Please pray for our program for we want to serve the Lord through your family.

Tracy McIlroy, Director

Little Acorns Child Development Center
Highland Oaks Church of Christ
10805 Walnut Hill Lane
Dallas, Texas 75238

214-342-6000

Email address – littleacorns@hocc.org