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Thank you for your interest in the Ellensburg School District Early Learning Center.

The Ellensburg School District Early Learning Center is an Inclusive Preschool Program.  

Please see the below guidelines for the Inclusive Preschool Program:

Inclusive education is a system in which students with special needs can attend school with their typically developing peers.  An inclusive preschool system integrates special education and related services into all aspects of its program. Teachers work together to provide for the needs of all students.

Inclusion is the practice of educating and caring for children with disabilities and other special needs in the same environment or setting as their typically developing peers. In an inclusive program, children with and without disabilities learn and participate in the same daily activities and routines. 

The following are program rules and guidelines:

1. Registration: Parents will need to register their child through the online enrollment process for the Ellensburg School District once accepted into the program.

2. Program Dates and Times: Students attend school September through June.  The preschool will be 3 hours per day, 4 days per week, Monday through Thursday. Times: AM - 8:30am-11:30am PM - 12:30pm-3:30pm

3. Age of children: 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Children MUST be 3 years of age by  August 31st of the school year they will be attending. Children who are 5 must not be eligible for kindergarten of the year they will be attending, unless prior approval by the Assistant Director of Early Learning and Student Success is granted. 

4. Tuition:  There is a $75.00 one-time enrollment fee/deposit required to reserve a spot for your child.
Tuition is $300 per month (October 1st 2021 through May 1st, 2022 or $2700.00 per school year).  A late fee of $10 will be added if payment is not received by the 5th of each month. A child may be discontinued from the program if tuition payments are two weeks late.
There will be some tuition assistance slots available. 

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* 1. Child's Name

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* 2. Birth Date


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* 3. Age

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* 4. Parents/Guardian Name

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* 5. Contact Information

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* 6. What is the primary language you speak with your child currently? (Please choose only one.)

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* 7. The Ellensburg School District Early Learning Center will have a certain amount of tuition assistance slots, please identify your income level and the number of people in your household. If you are eligible and selected for a tuition assistance slot the district will contact you to fill out the proper application.

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* 8. Program Preference

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* 9. Participation in preschool requires the following acknowledgement: 

1. I will pay each month's tuition in full on or before the first school day of each month, October through June.  I will give 30 days notice if I decide to withdraw my child. 

2. I have read and will abide by the preschool guidelines. 

3. I give permission for my child to leave the school premises under the supervision of staff members for scheduled neighborhood walks or for field trips in an authorized vehicle within a 20-mile radius of the school. 

4. I give permission for my child to be photographed in preschool activities. The district may use such photographs for publicity or educational purposes. 

Please type your name if you agree.