6 weeks to 17 months
We have several infant classes. These classes have wonderful caring people who have been with us for many years. The staff is trained in every aspect of taking care of infants. They attend workshops every year for the most up to date information. The staff are also all current in infant CPR, First Aid, brain development, promoting language, safe sleeping, shaken baby syndrome, tummy time, and proper changing procedures.
A rich environment is set up where toys and equipment are constantly changing to meet the individual needs of each child. We are fortunate to have several classes. The infants are grouped according to their development, non-walkers, walkers, and infant transitioning to toddler age half way through the year.
Each class has its own food preparation area with a refrigerator. Parents provide the food for their child along with a feeding and napping schedule. Mom’s breast feeding is always welcomed.
Daily notes go home every day indicating what the child ate, drank, length of time sleeping, diaper changing, and activities of the day and overall temperament.
We have paths throughout our 2 and half acre property for daily walks in the strollers. On a beautiful day the infants can be seen on a big blanket out in the grass under a tree. Music is playing and they are stretching, crawling, playing with balls, trying to catch bubbles, feeling grass for maybe the first time and enjoying the fresh air.
Big Chief also has a great support system for our infant parents. What a wonderful social beginning for your infant and a feeling of peace for you.
Food: parents provide all the meals for their child along with a schedule
You have lots of options for your toddler. Please see the registration form for days, times, and prices. Any questions don’t hesitate to call.
How to Register
Registration: To enroll your child, fill out our registration form, sign both the front and back & enclose a $350 registration fee. This ensures your child’s placement. This registration fee is non-refundable
Tuition Payments: Tuition is based on an annual fee. There are three ways you may pay. Plan one- you may pay your contract in full, plan two- you may pay half now and half in January, plan three is divided into ten equal payments for your convenience. Payments are due on the 1st of each month. Because you are paying tuition on a monthly basis, this tuition may go up any time, if deemed necessary. Please not that you are paying only for the days that school is in session and not for the days we are closed on our calendar (current year).
Your first payment is called security which is non-refundable and must be paid by August 1st. It will be applied as your tenth payment. If you have paid security and decide not to send your child to school and you inform us by August 15th, your security minus your $350 registration fee will be refunded to you. Your second payment will be due on September 1st. you may pay your tuition by check, made payable to Big Chief School.
There is a $25.00 late charge if tuition is paid after the 10th of the month. If a check is returned to us by the bank, you will be responsible for a $25.00 charge. We will redeposit one check. If any other payments are returned to us by the bank. You will be required to pay by a bank check for another future payments.
Trial Period: If your child does not adjust to school during the first month, you will be charged for that month only and your security will be refunded. If you wish to withdraw your child after the trial period is over, your surety payment will be applied to the next month. At the end of that month, your child will be out of the program, and you will be released from your contract. Once the child has entered the month of January, security an only be used for the 10th payment regardless of the circumstances. Security is never refunded.