18 months to 2 years 11 months
We have several toddler classes. The children are grouped according to age and development. This is a lively age. Toddler’s love exploring every aspect of their class. From painting at the easel to playing in the house area with the pretend food and walking the dolls around the class in the stroller. The block area is also very exciting with blocks, cars, trucks, people and animals. Children at this age love to build up and knock down the blocks. The water table and making playdough is always a big hit. Music is playing all day long. At any time, you can find the children marching with the instruments, waving scarfs in the air and really enjoying themselves. They begin to sit for a story, learning fingerplays and acting out nursery rhymes. Their language and communication skills are developing in leaps and bounds.
This is also a big year for toddlers. They are becoming independent by drinking out of a cup, feeding themselves, putting their coats on and even starting to toilet train. We have a beautiful playground designed for our toddlers. Swings with backs on it to support the kids, a sandbox with pails and shovels, climbing equipment with ladders, slides and tunnels. Different types of bright colorful ride on toys that are always out and available. Every day they are outside weather permitting, if not in the playgrounds, then going on nature walks collecting acorns, feeling the wind on their face, stepping in puddles and of course visiting the ducks and chickens along with Lilly the goat.
Forming their first friendships, WOW how wonderful for them and exciting for you. They are a delightful group and we enjoy watching them grow throughout the year.
Food at Big Chief – Parents have the option of sending in lunch or buying school lunch. 9:00 am- 12:00 pm students do not eat lunch at school. Parents provide fruit (no pouches) daily. Full day students (9:00-4:00) bring in 2 fruits, half day students (9:00- 12:00) bring in one fruit, ¾ day students (9:00-2:00) or (11:00-4:00) bring in one fruit. Filtered water is provided by the school or parents can send water in. No water bottles. Every Friday is pizza day delivered by a local Pizzeria along with garlic knots. If you would like that for your child, please email the office (price to be determined)
You have lots of options for your toddler. Please see the registration form for days times and prices. If you have 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 $100 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 note 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 $100 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.