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    2021-2022 Preschool Enrollment Information

    The Pierce Preschool program is committed to providing a nurturing and secure educational setting for young children and their families. In a safe, age appropriate, engaging environment, children learn and explore as they experience their world. Our High Scope, play-based program encourages the development of each child's unique potential. The process enhances physical, emotional, social, creative and intellectual growth. Staff, children and families, learn to value diversity and to foster individuality, self-confidence, love of learning and respect for themselves and others.

    The BPS preschool program follows the HighScope curriculum. This curriculum aligns with the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for the State of Michigan. A strong foundation for school readiness, to enhance cognitive, physical and social-emotional creative development is the focus of our high-quality programs.

    Our teachers have been trained in early childhood education and understand that all children go through the same stages of development, but each child develops at a different rate. In addition to planning classroom activities based on this comprehensive curriculum, teachers work to establish rapport with children and families and to create an age appropriate physical environment.

     We look forward to providing your child with an exceptional educational experience!

     

    PRESCHOOL OPTIONS AT PIERCE ELEMENTARY:

     

    3-YEAR-OLD PRESCHOOL:                        Child should be 3 years old as of September 1, 2021

    Tuesday/Thursday AM                                   8:35 to 11:35 AM                    $1950/year

     

    4-YEAR-OLD PRESCHOOL:                        Child should be 4 years old as of September 1, 2021

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday AM                     8:35 to 11:35 AM                    $2800/year

    Monday/Wednesday/Friday PM                    12:35 to 3:35 PM                     $2800/year

     

    Registration Fee:  $100 is due at time of online enrollment and is non-refundable. Classes are dependent on minimum enrollment. 

     

    Tuition Payments:  Payments are made through an online account created at the time of registration.  Tuition is divided into 10 equal payments due June 2021 and September 2021 through May 2022. 

     

    PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED BPS ELEMENTARY PRESCHOOL STUDENTS:

    Registration for children currently enrolled at any BPS Elementary Preschool Program (and any younger siblings) begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2021. Priority will be given to current BPS Preschool Families. Registrations are accepted in the order received.

     

    PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED BPS PRESCHOOL STUDENTS:

    Log into your SchoolCareWorks account at https://connect.schoolcareworks.com/login.jsp

    1. Click on “Registration” at the top of the page.
    2. Scroll down to “Available Categories” and click on the Preschool link.
    3. Scroll down to the school your child will attend and click to view the program offerings.
    4. Choose the preschool program in which you would like to enroll your child by clicking “Enroll.”
    5. Select your child’s name from the drop down at “Select Student.”
    6. Leave the Start Date blank.
    7. Click “Enroll.”
    8. Read and check the confirmation statements, then click “Confirm and Enroll.”
    9. Click “Checkout” and pay your registration fee using a credit/debit card or check information.**

           **Outstanding tuition balances must be paid prior to registration.

     

    TO REGISTER A SIBLING OF A CURRENTLY ENROLLED PRESCHOOL STUDENT

    1. Click on “Personal” at the top of the page.
    2. Click on “Child” to “Add New Student.”
    3. Enter your child’s name and birth date only. Click on “Save.”
    4. Follow the directions above for registering an existing preschool child.

    REGISTRATION FOR NEWLY ENROLLING STUDENTS opens at 9:00 AM on February 1, 2021. Registrations are accepted in the order received.

    The following instructions are for NEW families who do not already have a SchoolCareWorks account.  If your family already has a SchoolCareWorks account for Preschool or Kids Club please follow instructions above.

     

    You will need the following to register:  Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses for both parents and two additional contacts, insurance/medical information, and credit/debit card or check information.

    1. Visit the Birmingham Public Schools website at www.birmingham.k12.mi.us .
    2. Under the heading “QUICK LINKS,” choose “SchoolCareWorks Registration.”
    3. Scroll down and click on “PRESCHOOL.”
    4. Scroll down to the school your child will attend and click to view the program offerings.
    5. Choose the preschool program in which you would like to enroll your child by clicking “Enroll.”
    6. Enter the required information then click on “Next.”  NOTE: “N/A” is not an acceptable entry. Please complete requested information or enter “NONE.” 
    7. Create a “User ID” and “Password.” Please write down and save for future use.
    8. Under “Payment Information” enter your credit/debit card or check information to pay the registration fee.
    9. Read and check the confirmation statements then click “Confirm and Enroll.”

     

    Registrations received by midnight on Thursday February 25, 2021 will be given priority in the following order:

    • Children who reside within the Pierce attendance area
    • Children who reside within the Birmingham Public School District (BPS)
    • Children who reside with BPS but will turn 3 or 4 years old after September 1 and before December 1
    • Children who reside out of the Birmingham Public School District

     

    Registrations received on or after Monday March 1, 2021 will be accepted on a first come/first served basis based on availability.  You will receive an email receipt and confirmation that your registration application has been received.

     

    CONFIRMATION OF YOUR CHILD’S PRESCHOOL PLACEMENT WILL BE BY PHONE OR EMAIL NO LATER THAN MONDAY MARCH 8, 2021.

     

    WITHDRAWAL REFUND POLICY:  from June 1 through August 15, 2021, one-half of the June tuition payment will be refunded.  After August 15, 2021, there will be no tuition refund.

     

    FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE PLEASE EMAIL CEBILLER@BIRMINGHAM.K12.MI.US 

     

    To learn more about the preschool program offered at Pierce Elementary, please contact Carey Larson, our Community School Organizer, at 248.203.4327 or clarson@birmingham.k12.mi.us .

     

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  • Preschool Staff:

    Stacy Jensen, Teacher

    SJensen@birmingham.k12.mi.us

    Susan Cusimano, Assistant Teacher

    Jennifer Dluzen, Assistant Teacher

    Ashley Beatty, Assistant Teacher

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