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Child Development Program

The Callier Child Development Program is an active, nurturing, learning environment for infants through kindergarten age children.

Experiences are offered in a stimulating, creative atmosphere where curiosity, exploration and discovery are facilitated by a supportive staff-to-child ratio that is based on optimal guidelines for each age group.                          

Program Goals

  • To provide for all aspects of a child’s developmental needs, including communication and language skills, physical abilities, emotional and social growth and cognitive development.
  • To emphasize learning as a social process that stresses exploration and interaction with adults, other children and materials.
  • To emphasize learning as an active process, using experiences that are concrete, real and relevant to the lives of young children.
  • To foster an environment in which children have an opportunity to communicate, play and develop friendships with children whose interests, abilities, levels of hearing and/or methods of communication may be different than their own.

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Curriculum

Curriculum is based on High/Scope and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten. Ongoing portfolio is documented using the High/Scope Child Observation Record. Teachers with training in early child development and early childhood education rotate with their classes through the infant/toddler years and again through three years of preschool. 

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Schedule

Callier is a year-round program with age-appropriate daily schedules for all children.

A typical preschool day consists of:

7:30 a.m.
Arrival and quiet activities
8:15 a.m
Breakfast
9:15 a.m
Outside play
9:45 a.m
Small group
10 a.m.
Learning centers
11 a.m.
Music and movement
11:30 a.m
Lunch
Noon
Outside play
1 p.m.
Nap
3 p.m
Wake up for afternoon snack
3:30 p.m
Afternoon activities until pick up
6:30 p.m
Callier closes

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Monthly Tuition Rates for 2012-2013

Monthly tuition rates as of August 1, 2012 (September 1 for continuing students)

AGE AS OF 9/1/12
MONTHLY TUITION
Infant (0-12 Months)   
$1025
One (12-24 Months)   
$975
Two (24-36 Months)
$925
Three (36-48 Months)
$875
Four (48-60 Months)
$800
Five (Kindergarten)
$775

Tuition is billed as 12 equal payments, due at the beginning of each month, based on the child’s age as of Sept.1. Tuition for older siblings is discounted 10 percent.

Monthly Tuition Rates for 2013-2014

Monthly tuition rates as of August 1, 2013 (September 1 for continuing students)

AGE AS OF 9/1/13

MONTHLY TUITION

Infant (0-12 Months)

$1050

One (12-24 Months)

$1000

Two (24-36 Months)

$950

Three (36-48 Months)

$900

Four (48-60 Months)

$825

Five (Kindergarten)

$800

Tuition is billed as 12 equal payments, due at the beginning of each month, based on the child’s age as of Sept.1. Tuition for older siblings is discounted 10 percent.

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Fees
All fees are non-refundable.

Enrollment fee  
$100
Due upon acceptance.

Enrollment security deposit
One month tuition

Nonrefundable prior to start date.

Applied to last month attended based on 30 days written notice of withdrawal.

 

Personal care supply fee 
$25
At start and annually in August
 

Annual fees (2’s –Kindergarten)
Field trip admission  
Based on cost of scheduled events


Field trip transportation.
At start and annually

$50

Kindergarten
 
Deposit 
$175
Due upon acceptance. Apply
to supply fee billed in September.
Supply Fee 
$175
Other additional fees
Lunch – optional  
$1.60/day
Late payment   
$30
Late pick up
$10/any part of first 10 minutes
$1/additional minute plus
$12.50/half hour staffing fee
Badge fee   
$10 for each additional badge(two badges per family no charge)

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