Community Education 2023-2024 Registration Early Childhood Open House March 1, 2023 ucscommunityeducation.org
2 Early Childhood Program Registration Dates January 30 Nursery and Preschool online registration process begins at 7 am for currently enrolled Early Childhood families. Registration link sent via email. February 27 Nursery and Preschool online registration process begins at 7 am for new in-district families. March 1 Early Childhood Open House 6:00 - 8:00 pm March 13 Montessori registration process begins at 7 am for currently enrolled Montessori Early Childhood families. Registration link sent via email. March 21 Montessori online registration process begins at 7 am for new in-district Early Childhood families. March 27 Open registration process begins at 7 am for all in and out of district families. ucscommunityeducation.org/early_childhood
3 Open House Early Childhood programs open house will take place March 1, 2023. Parents and children can visit classrooms and meet some of our teachers and assistants. Information about our Early Childhood programs, including curriculum and a typical daily schedule, will be shared. You can find more information about our programs at: ucscommunityeducation.org/early_childhood Early Childhood program locations: • Beacon Tree• Beck• Browning• Collins• DeKeyser• Duncan• Flickinger• Graebner• Harvey• Wiley• Messmore Montessori• Duncan Early Childhood Center• Community Education Center* Locaons subject to changeUCS Early Childhood programs enroll more than 1,000 children into our classes. While we try to accommodate all requests for placement at certain schools, it is not always possible to do so. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received. Space is available at each site on a first come, first serve basis. Registrations will be accepted until classes are full. If your requested class is full, you will have the option to have your child placed on the waitlist for that program and/or register for a different location. As a guide, the following criteria is used to process registration requests:1. Students currently attending a UCS Early Childhood program and registering for thesame location/teacher for the 2023-24 school year.2. Currently enrolled Early Childhood students moving to another class.3. Siblings of currently enrolled, in-district, Early Childhood students.4. Siblings of currently enrolled, out-of-district, Early Childhood students.5. New in-district families.6. New out-of-district families.* Program times and locations are subject to change.Registration Placement Procedures ucscommunityeducation.org/early_childhood
4 Age: Nursery – 3 years of age on or before September 1, 2023. Preschool – 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2023 or December 1 with waiver. Enrollment: In-district registration fee: $65 child / $90 family. Out-of-district registration fee: $110 child / $135 family. Registration fee (non-refundable) and last month’s tuition due at registration. Tuition: The first month’s payment is due by September 1st. The remaining 7 payments are due the first of the month October through April. Families must have an account profile in Eleyo to register for a UCS Early Childhood Program. If you are new to Eleyo: • Follow the registration link on our Early Childhood website.• Click on "Create an Account".• Begin by creating your parent/guardian profile.• Add family members and emergency contacts to your profile.• Once you have created your account, select “Explore All Programs” and choose“UCS Early Childhood” from the drop down menu. Then select “Registration.”• Follow all prompts to complete the registration contract request.• You must add a payment method. Your card will not be charged until your registrationcontract is approved.• If your first choice class is full, we will attempt to place your child in your second choice.If that class is also full, you will receive an email from us.• Plan at least 20 minutes to complete the registration.Once you have completed the online registration request, your registration contract must be approved by our office. Placement is not confirmed until you receive the email confirmation letter from UCS Early Childhood. ucscommunityeducation.org/early_childhood Nursery and Preschool Registration ucscommunityeducation.org/early_childhood General Information Three and four year old children are welcomed into inviting classrooms by experienced, caring teachers. The classroom environment provides many learning opportunities throughout the day. Children interact with each other and teachers during work time, small group and large group activities. Literacy and math skills are introduced and practiced in all activity areas including art, music, housekeeping, story time, and block play. Teachers use Creative Curriculum and Michigan Department of Education Standards to guide their observations, assessments, and planning. All programs are licensed and taught by teachers who are qualified by the State of Michigan to teach young children. Teachers and assistants participate in at least 16 hours of professional development each school year. Please have the following information ready when completing the online registration form: Your child’s home school, 1st and 2nd choice class, teacher’s name, course number for each class, and a method of payment (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express).
5 2023-2024 Nursery and Preschool Schedule Class offerings and time are subject to change.Beacon Tree I - Schoenherr & 25 Mile Teacher: Aleks Ristovski Preschool – 4 year olds 3201-23 M/W/F 8:45 am-11:45 am $180/mo 3202-23 M/W/F 12:30-3:30 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 3211-23 T/Th 9:00-11:30 am $135/mo 3212-23 T/Th 12:00-2:30 pm $135/mo Beacon Tree II - Schoenherr & 25 Mile Teacher: Lisa Towne Preschool – 4 year olds 3203-23 M/W/F 8:30-11:30 am $180/mo 3204-23 M/W/F 12:15-3:15 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 3213-23 T/Th 9:35 am-12:05 pm $135/mo 3214-23 T/Th 12:35-3:05 pm $135/mo Beacon Tree III - Schoenherr & 25 Mile Teacher: Laura Scott Preschool – 4 year olds 2001-23 M-Th 9:00 am-12:00 pm $235/mo Beck - Hayes & 25 Mile Teacher: Madison Ellis Preschool – 4 year olds 2901-23 M-Th 8:20-11:20 am $235/m o 2902-23 M-Th 12:00-3:00 pm $235/mo Browning - 19 Mile & Schoenherr Teacher: Deanna Kahler Preschool – 4 year olds 0801-23 M/W/F 9:35 am-12:05 pm $160/mo 0802-23 M/W/F 12:30-3:30 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 0811-23 T/Th 9:35 am-12:05 pm $135/mo 0812-23 T/Th 12:45-3:15 pm $135/mo Collins - 16 Mile & Dodge Park Teacher: Deanne Pennazoli Preschool – 4 year olds 2201-23 M/W/F 8:50-11:50 am $180/mo 2202-23 M/W/F 12:20-3:20 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 2211-23 T/Th 8:50-11:20 am $135/mo 2212-23 T/Th 11:50 am-2:20 pm $135/mo ucscommunityeducation.org/early_childhood
6 DeKeyser -17 Mile & Dodge Park Teacher: Kim O'Keefe Preschool – 4 year olds 2401-23 M/W/F 9:00 am-12:00 pm $180/mo 2402-23 M/W/F 1:00-4:00 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 2411-23 T/Th 9:00 am-12:00 pm $145/mo 2412-23 T/Th 12:30-3:30 pm $145/mo Duncan I - 26 Mile & Schoenherr Teacher: TBD Preschool – 4 year olds 3101-23 M/W/F 8:45-11:45 am $180/mo 3102-23 M/W/F 12:30-3:30 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 3111-23 T/Th 8:45-11:15 am $135/mo 3112-23 T/Th 11:45 am-2:15 pm $135/mo Duncan II - 26 Mile & Schoenherr Teacher: Nancy Olle/TBD Split - 3/4 year olds 3104-23 T/W/Th 12:30-3:30 pm $180/mo Nursery– 3 year olds 3113-23 T/W/Th 9:00 am-12:00 pm $180/mo Duncan III - 26 Mile & Schoenherr Teacher: Jacquelyn Mosley Preschool – 4 year olds 3105-23 M/W/F 9:15 am-12:15 pm $180/ mo 3106-23 M/W/F 12:45-3:45 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 3114-23 T/Th 9:15-11:45 am $135/mo Flickinger - Hall Rd & Van Dyke Teacher: Sue Parks Preschool – 4 year olds 1201-23 M/W/F 9:00 am-12:00 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 1211-23 T/Th 9:00-11:30 am $135/mo Graebner - Saal & 19 Mile Teacher: Marianna Kattula Preschool – 4 year olds 2701-23 M/W/F 9:00 am-12:00 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 2711-23 T /Th 9:00-11:30 am $135/mo Harvey - Schoenherr & 19 Mile Teacher: Gina Cummings Preschool – 4 year olds 2601-23 M/W/F 9:00 am-12:00 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 2611-23 T/Th 9:00-11:30 am $135/mo Wiley - Shelby & 21 Mile Teacher: Amy Jacquemotte Preschool – 4 year olds 0401-23 M/W/F 9:30 am-12:30 pm $180/mo 0402-23 M/W/F 12:50-3:50 pm $180/mo Nursery – 3 year olds 0411-23 T/Th 9:30 am-12:00 pm $135/mo ucscommunityeducation.org/early_childhood
7 ucscommunityeducation.org/early_childhood Community Education Center - 17 Mile & Dodge Park Director: Kathleen Kaiser – 586-797-6979 Infant/Toddler Early Learning & Care Full Day Preschool Weekly Tuition Rates Full Day (more than 5 hours) Half Day (5 hours or less) Full Day (more than 5 hours) Half Day (5 hours or less) 1 Full Day $120 1 Half Day $110 1 Full Day $105 1 Half Day $95 2 Full Days $175 2 Half Days $150 2 Full Days $145 2 Half Days $130 3 Full Days $220 3 Half Days $185 3 Full Days $185 3 Half Days $155 4 Full Days $260 4 Half Days $215 4 Full Days $215 4 Half Days $180 5 Full Days $290 5 Half Days $240 5 Full Days $245 5 Half Days $200 Duncan Early Childhood Center - 26 Mile between Schoenherr & Hayes Director: Cassie Edwards – 586-797-4652 Full Day Preschool Weekly Tuition Rates Full Day (more than 5 hours) Half Day (5 hours or less) 1 Full Day $105 1 Half Day $95 2 Full Days $145 2 Half Days $130 3 Full Days $185 3 Half Days $155 4 Full Days $215 4 Half Days $180 5 Full Days $245 5 Half Days $200 Child Care Programs Available 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Full Day Infant and Toddler Early Learning and Care Infants and Toddlers receive nurturing care as they explore and interact with their teachers and their environment. Teachers provide interesting and engaging activities to promote learning as our infants and toddlers discover the world around them. Full Day Preschool Full Day Preschool is available for three and four year old's at both Duncan Early Childhood Center and Community Education Center. The classroom environment provides learning opportunities throughout the day. Children interact with each other and teachers during work time , small group and large group activities. * Children may be scheduled for a minimum of 2 full days or 3 half days and up to 5 full days a week * Registration fee: $65 child or $90 family (non-refundable/due at registration) * Weekly tuition rates * Please call the individual sites above for additional information.
8 Montessori Nursery and Preschool Montessori classes at Messmore Elementary offer a blended curriculum of Montessori philosophy and the UCS learning standards for three, four, and five year old children. Maria Montessori’s timeless philosophy guides children’s learning in a nurturing environment. Children learn by manipulating materials, which develop meaningful practical skills and academic knowledge. Creativity, respect, reasonable behavior, self-discipline, and self-motivation are encouraged. It is important to note that participation in this program does not guarantee future placement at Messmore Elementary School. Program Registration Information Age: Schedule: Locations: Enrollment: Tuion: Nursery - 3 years on or before September 1, 2023 Preschool - 4 years on or before September 1, 2023 or December 1 with waiver Monday – Friday morning or afternoon, 3 hour sessions Messmore Elementary (16 ½ Mile and Van Dyke) 3, 4 & 5 year old children 8:40-11:40 am or 12:30-3:30 pm * All class times and locations are subject to changeIn-district registration fee: $105 child / $130 family. The first month’s payment is due by September 1st. The remaining 7 payments are due the first of the month October through April. Tuition must be paid to date throughout the school year. There is no charge for Kindergarten students. Registration fee (non-refundable) and last month’s tuition due at registration. All children should be toilet trained. 2023-2024 registration will be accepted until classes are full. Once you have completed the online registration process, your registration must be approved by our office. Placement is not confirmed until you receive the email confirmation letter from UCS Early Childhood. ucscommunityeducation.org/early_childhood
9 Great Start Readiness Program Now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 School Year The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a FREE preschool program for families that meet program requirements and eligibility guidelines. Families with income above the GSRP guidelines may qualify for our program and will be charged tuition, based on our county adopted sliding scale. Enrollment is based on classroom availability. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2023. Age waivers for students born between September 2, 2019 and December 1, 2019 may be accepted after September 1, 2023. Current Locations Beck, Burr, Community Education Center, Dresden, Duncan, Gibbing, Schwartzkoff, West Utica Classroom Curriculum- Teaching Strategies Creative Curriculum Child Screener - Ages and Stages Questionnaire For more information please call (586)797-6930 and visit our website at ucscommunityeducaon.org/early_childhood/great_start_readiness_program In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act and the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, it is the policy of Utica Community Schools that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in , be denied the benefits of , or be subjected to discrimination during any instructional opportunities, programs, services, job placement assistance, employment or in policies governing student conduct and attendance. Any person suspecting a discriminatory practice should contact the Executive Director of Human Resources at Utica Community Schools, 11303 Greendale, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 or call (586-) 797-1000. Income Eligibility Guidelines Household size 2- Income under $45,775 Household size 3- Income under $57,575 Household size 4- Income under $69,375 Household size 5- Income under $81,175 Household size 6- Income under $92,975 Household size 7- Income under $104,775 Household size 8- Income under $116,575 Income and household size are verified by a Federal Income Tax form (1040) Information is based on the 2022-23 federal poverty guidelines and subject to change. Application Process Step 1: Families need to complete the pre-application on our website to have your child added to our waitlist. ucscommunityeducaon.org/early_childhood/great_start_readiness_program Step 2: A UCS GSRP representative will contact you to schedule an appointment to complete the registration process and verify eligibility. Step 3: The following documents will be required for your scheduled appointment: • Income documentation (2022 Federal Income Tax form (1040), or most recent pay stub (W-2) or unemployment verification, court ordered child support) • Child’s original birth certificate • Parent or Guardian Driver License • Copy of child’s immunization record • Proof of residency (Lease/Rental agreement, closing docs, current tax bill)
10 Payment Options UCS Early Childhood offers many convenient payment options. If you have any questions about payments please call us at 586-797-4660. Program Payment Options: • Auto deduction • Pay online by credit card • Pay online by checking account • Mail check to the UCS Community Education Center • Pay in full at registration Nursery/Preschool/Montessori Registration fee and last months tuition are due at the time of registration. Your account will not be charged until your contract has been approved by our Early Childhood Office. Tuition is billed monthly, due on the first of the month. Your account must be in good standing in order to attend class. Infant and Toddler Early Learning and Care and Full Day Preschool programs Registration fee is due at the time of registration. Your account will not be charged until your contract has been approved by our Early Childhood Office. Tuition is billed weekly, due on the Monday for the current week. Your account must be in good standing in order to attend class. Additional Fees: Late Fee $25, Credit Card decline $5
11 Nursery/Preschool Programs – FAQ When does registraon start? For families currently enrolled in a UCS Early Childhood Program, the registraon process will begin late-January. All other registraons will take place in February and March. For specic dates and mes, please review page two of this Early Childhood brochure. How can I register? Complete the online registraon process on our Early Childhood website. Your registraon contract must be approved by our oce. Placement is not conrmed unl you receive the email from UCS Early Childhood. What documents are required for registraon? Registered families will be emailed a link to download and complete the required child informaon forms in mid-August, prior to the start of the school year. What is my “home school”? Your home school is the district assigned elementary school for your neighborhood. If you are not certain, please call your local school to conrm. What if I do not want to aend a nursery or preschool program at my home school? You may register at any school that has openings. What if my home school does not have a nursery or preschool program? You may register at any school that has openings. What if I do not live in the UCS district? Can my child sll aend your programs? We have many families who live outside the UCS district that choose to aend our programs. Open registraon for out-of-district families will begin in late March. Refer to page two and/or visit our website for more informaon. What if I need before or aer care for nursery or preschool? Our Full Day Preschool program oers before and aer care from 7:00 am unl 6:00 pm to accommodate a variety of schedules. Refer to page seven or visit our website for more informaon. What if I think my child is ready for kindergarten? Please visit the ucak12.org or contact pupil services at 586-797-1120. What if my child is not poy trained by the me the program starts? It is recommended that your child be poy trained for nursery or preschool programs. When is the rst month’s tuion due? • Nursery/Preschool/Montessori tuion is due September 1. • Full Day Preschool and Infant and Toddler Early Learning and Care tuion is prepaid weekly, due on Monday, the week of aendance. What types of payment do you accept? We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover for payment. Payments can be made online or by contacng the Early Childhood Oce at (586) 797-4660. Is there a free program for low income families? We oer the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) for low to moderate income families. You must qualify to parcipate in this program. Families with income above the GSRP guidelines may qualify for our program and will be charged tuion based on our county adopted sliding scale. If you are interested in the GSRP program, refer to page nine or visit the website for more informaon. Availability is limited. Do classes ll up quickly? Yes, complete your registraon request as soon as possible. We cannot secure a spot in a class without a completed registraon and payment. How do I know when my child’s spot in the class is conrmed? You will be sent an email conrmaon when your child’s spot is secured.
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15 School Locations/Map 1. Eisenhower Sr. High 2. Ford Sr. High 3. Stevenson Sr. High 4. Utica Sr. High 5. Davis Jr. High 6. Eppler Hr. High 7. Heritage Jr. High 8. Jeannette Jr. High 9. Shelby Jr. High 10. Bemis Jr. High 11. Malow Jr. High 12. Beacon Tree 13. Beck 14. Browning 15. Burr 16. Collins 17. Crissman 18. DeKeyser 19. Duncan 20. Dresden 21. Ebeling 22. Flickinger 23. Graebner 24. Gibbing Administrative Service Center 25. Harvey 26. Havel 27. Rose Kidd 28. Messmore 29. Monfort 30. Morgan 31. Oakbrook 32. Plumbrook 33. Roberts 34. Schuchard 35. Schwarzkoff 36. Switzer 37. Community Education Center 38. West Utica 39. Wiley 40. Instructional Resource Center (IRC) 41. Alternative Learning Center (TDC) 3 4 6 7 8 5 9 10 2 1 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 26 Mile Rd. 25 Mile Rd. 24 Mile Rd. 23 Mile Rd. 22 Mile Rd. 21 Mile Rd. Hall Rd. (M-59) 19 Mile Rd. 18 Mile Rd. 17 Mile Rd. 16 Mile Rd. 16 1/2 Mile Rd. 19 Mile Rd. Ryan Rd. Mound Mound Van Dyke Schoenherr Hahn Dr. Saal Rd. 25 Hayes
Nondiscrimination in Education In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act pf 1990, the Elliot Larson Civil Rights Act and the Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Act, it is the policy of Utica Community Schools that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, height, weight, or marital status be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination during any instructional opportunities, programs, services, job placement assistance, employment or in the policies governing student conduct and attendance. Any person suspecting a discriminatory practice should contact the Executive Director of Human Resources at Utica Community Schools, 11303 Greendale, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 or call (586) 797-1000. Utica Community Schools Community Education Department 38901 Dodge Park Road Sterling Heights, MI 48312 Board of Education Robert S. Monroe Superintendent of Schools Mark Dziatczak Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Michele VanDeKerkhove Execuve Administrator of Elementary Schools Mary Coughlin Execuve Administrator of Elementary Schools CJ Wajeeh Director of Community Educaon Cassie Edwards Child Care Coordinator Cheryl Whiteman Early Childhood Coordinator Important Phone Numbers UTICA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS COMMUNITY EDUCATION Community Education - CJ Wajeeh, Director (586) 797-6900 Early Childhood Programs & School Age Child Care Early Childhood Programs (586) 797- 4660 - Nursery/Preschool - Montessori Preschool - Full Day Preschool - Infant & Toddler Early Learning and Care - Great Start Readiness Program School Age Child Care Programs (586) 797- 6980 - Summer Child Care - School Age Child Care Break Camps - School Age Child Care Dr. Mary K. Thomas President Denyeal Nesovski Vice President Michele Templeton Treasurer Kelli Rankin Secretary Kimberly Becker Trustee Dr. Steven R. Meyer Trustee Machelle Fitzpatrick Trustee Non-Profit U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 24 Sterling Hts, MI ECRWSS RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER