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					January, 2010
Tevet/Shevat 5770

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2010/2011 Ganon Gil Preschool and Kindergarten school year! The Traditional
School Year begins on August 30, 2010 and ends on June 10, 2011. The Twelve Month Program
begins on August 30, 2010 and ends on August 19, 2011. We are thrilled to be able to share all of
our programming options with you. Please take the time to read all of the enclosed
information carefully. If you have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail our Preschool
Administrative Assistant, Moran Zuckerman, at 301-348-3831 or preschool@jccgw.org and she
will happily find out the answer for you.

There is one change in our program options for the coming year. There will no longer be a half-day
option for our four-year-old children. All children will attend our four year old Nitzanim program
which takes place from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This change will allow all of our four-year-olds to
best experience what the program has to offer for this specific age group. Please read the applica-
tion form for details and if you have any questions about this change, please contact me.

Registration forms are available on our website at www.jccgw.org beginning
Monday, January 4, 2010 at 12 p.m.

The Ganon Gil registration packet includes:

1.   Cover Letter
2.   Registration Priority Schedule
3.   The Ganon Gil Preschool Program
4.   Core Values
5.   Friend Request (must be filled out according to conditions listed to be considered)
6.   Application Form and Terms of Enrollment
7.   Preschool Registration Options and Fees
8.   Automatic Payment Authorization Form

Please complete all of the required forms, attach the necessary fees, and deliver your
registration packet (according to the attached Registration Priority Schedule) and to the blue
registration box located outside the Parenting Center. Please feel free to ask for assistance with the
application process.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We look forward to having your family join us for
another wonderful year at Ganon Gil.

B’Shalom,
Ora Cohen Rosenfeld
Director, Early Childhood Education



                JCC of Greater Washington · 6125 Montrose Road · Rockville, MD 20852
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                                            REGISTRATION PRIORITY

              WHO                                             WHEN                                             HOW
Currently enrolled Ganon Gil students                                                      Registration must be delivered to the school
and siblings of currently or formerly                   January 11-15, 2010*               office or blue registration box located on the
enrolled in Ganon Gil & Parenting Center                                                   wall outside the Parenting Center.
participants with Full Family
Memberships
Currently enrolled Ganon Gil students                                                      Registration must be delivered to the school
and siblings of currently or formerly                   January 18-22, 2010*               office or blue registration box located on the
enrolled in Ganon Gil & Parenting Center                                                   wall outside the Parenting Center.
participants with Program Memberships

Children who are new to the program                                                        Registration may be mailed to the attention of
with Full Family Membership                              January 25-29, 2010               the Ganon Gil preschool or placed in the blue
                                                                                           registration box located on the wall outside
                                                                                           the Parenting Center.

Children who are new to the program                                                        Registration may be mailed to the attention of
with Program Membership                                  February 1-5, 2010                the Ganon Gil preschool or placed in the blue
                  And                                                                      registration box located on the wall outside
Returning Families who are not members                                                     the Parenting Center.

Children new to the program who are not                                                    Registration may be mailed to the attention of
members                                                After February 5, 2010              the Ganon Gil preschool or placed in the blue
                                                                                           registration box located on the wall outside
                                                                                           the Parenting Center.

     *After January 22, 2010 priority spaces can no longer be reserved for currently enrolled students.
                                                 Eligibility Age for September 2010

     The Maryland State Board of Education has adopted changes related to the kindergarten age of eligibility. For the 2010-2011
     school year and thereafter, a child must be five years old by September 1, 2010 to be age eligible to enroll in a public or
     nonpublic school kindergarten.

     In order to accomplish this goal, children must meet the following age guidelines when registering for a program:

     •   Children registering for the Mazel Tots must turn 2 on or before December 31, 2010. (Note: Children who attend the Mazel
         Tots in the 2010/2011 school year will need to attend a two-year-old class for the 2011/2012 school year.)

     •   Children registering for the Transition Twos may turn 2 between September 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 and will join
         the class on the day of their second birthday. (Note: Children who attend the Transition Twos in the 2010/2011 School
         Year will need to attend a two-year-old class for the 2011/2012 school year.)

     •   Children registering for the two-year-old class must turn 2 on or before September 1, 2010.

     •   Children registering for the three-year-old class must turn 3 on or before September 1, 2010.

     •   Children registering for the four-year-old class must turn 4 on or before September 1, 2010.

     •   Children registering for the Gan Ilanot-T/K must have completed a four-year-old preschool program at Ganon Gil Preschool
         or another approved preschool program. Children should turn 5 by December 31, 2010.

     •   Children registering for the Gan Ilanot-Kindergarten must turn 5 by September 1, 2010.



                            JCC of Greater Washington · 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
                                    301-348-3839 · www.jccgw.org · preschool@jccgw.org
 




                              The Ganon Gil Preschool Program

At Ganon Gil, we view curriculum as everything that happens during our time together with the children.
We believe that each moment offers an opportunity to explore relationships and to create a community
that nurtures children, teachers, and families. There are always questions to pursue, hypotheses to
investigate, and discoveries to celebrate. At the heart of our approach lies the belief that children are
competent, ready to learn, and full of emerging ideas and creativity. Our curriculum is based on and
inspired by a combination of the foremost approaches to early childhood education including, Reggio
Emilia, the Project Approach, and the Creative Curriculum, whose objectives and assessment tools align
with the Maryland State Pre-K standards.


At Ganon Gil, children are engaged in a play-based, child-centered, emergent curriculum that integrates
literacy, math, social studies, science, the arts, motor development, social skills, and Jewish traditions and
values into all parts of the child’s day. We emphasize the development of higher-level thinking and
problem-solving skills, which are the foundation of every good learner's academic ability. Our teaching
strategies are based on goals in four major areas of development: social/emotional, physical, cognitive,
and language.

A unique strength of our curriculum is the use of children's interests and the world around them to inspire
their learning. Teachers observe children’s play and listen carefully to children’s questions so they may
support emergent projects, ideas, and creations that come directly from the children. Children are given
many opportunities for making choices, working cooperatively, and expressing themselves in different
media. Jewish holidays, customs, traditions and values come alive through the hands-on experiences that
are at the heart of our program.



                    JCC of Greater Washington · 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
                            301-348-3839 · www.jccgw.org · preschool@jccgw.org
 



If you were to peek into our classrooms, you may see children involved in a community meeting, dressing
up, baking challah, immersed in constructing with Legos or blocks, up to their elbows in sand or play
dough, looking at books, having a Passover seder, creating a village for trains, going on a nature walk,
sorting objects, playing instruments, making signs, or drawing self-portraits. You will see teachers
watching and listening to children, documenting their play with photos and notes, offering resources to
support and extend their play, and playing alongside them.


On a typical day at Ganon Gil, children might hear a story about Noah's Ark, build replicas of Noah's
ark in the block area, research ships on the internet, sail a boat in the JCC swimming pool, pretend to be
pairs of animals while walking to the playground, and create a cruise ship out of boxes and chairs for use
in dramatic play.


Our children are always immersed in Jewish rituals, traditions, and values. Our approach to the Judaic
curriculum is to look for ways to make Judaism meaningful and relevant to the everyday lives of our
children. We enrich the classroom environment with books and objects related to the holidays, Jewish
rituals, and Israel. These are wonderful conversation starters and frequently lead to rich topic studies.
We also have many Jewish celebrations throughout the year. Each week we come together as a
community for Shabbat Sing, as well as having a Shabbat celebration in individual classrooms. In
addition, our four year olds begin each week with a special Havdallah service. We all enjoy our festive
Chanukah parties, Purim parades, Passover seders, and a Yom Haaztmaut festival. For our Ganon Gil
children, these Jewish experiences are an opportunity to not only celebrate, but also create a positive
Jewish identity.

We are so fortunate to have access to the wonderful JCC complex, which includes art studios, dance
studios, walking paths, the recreation station, and large grassy areas. The multigenerational and
multicultural community at the JCC enhances our children’s learning experiences.

Our exceptionally-qualified teachers understand child development and have a deep respect for each
child's unique attributes. We take great pride in hiring early childhood education professionals who are
warm and enthusiastic, who nurture and inspire, and who strive to meet the needs of every child. Our
staff members work closely with the curriculum director and behavioral specialist, and are encouraged to
attend classes, workshops, and conferences in order to stay on the cutting edge of early childhood
education.




                    JCC of Greater Washington · 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
                            301-348-3839 · www.jccgw.org · preschool@jccgw.org
                            Ganon Gil Preschool
                               Core Values

At Ganon Gil, our philosophy and goals are best represented in our core values.
These core values serve as the foundation for our preschool and guide all that we
do.

COMMUNITY: Building a sense of belonging through collaboration and
connectedness.

SAFETY: Assuring an environment of emotional and physical safety.

JEWISH IDENTITY: Imparting Jewish values, traditions and rituals.

DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVE: Creating a love of learning through a
child-centered play-based approach.

COMMUNICATION: Fostering authentic relationships with the community.

RESPECT: Upholding a culture of respect for self and others.




               JCC of Greater Washington · 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
                       301-348-3839 · www.jccgw.org · preschool@jccgw.org
                               GANON GIL PRESCHOOL
                            Friend Request Form 2010/2011

At the Ganon Gil Preschool, we always strive to act in the best interest of all of our children and
families. At the same time, we understand that parents want to have some input into their child’s
school placement. In order to best meet everyone’s needs and to standardize this process, this
request form will be the only way to make a friend request. For a request to be considered, the
following conditions must be met:
    1. This form, completed correctly, must be received no later than April 2, 2010.
    2. Only one friend may be requested. Requesting multiple children will invalidate the
       request.

Should these conditions be met, the request will be given every possible consideration; however,
we do not guarantee the granting of any request. Please also remember that teaching
assignments may change each year, therefore we are unable to accept requests for a
particular teacher.


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

B’Shalom,


Ora Cohen Rosenfeld
Ora Cohen Rosenfeld


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

CHILD’S NAME_________________________________________________


FRIEND REQUESTED____________________________________________

I understand and accept the terms of this agreement.

Parent/Guardian Signature_________________________________




                     JCC of Greater Washington · 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
                             301-348-3839 ·www.jccgw.org · preschool@jccgw.org
                                                       Threes Application Form
                                                     Ganon Gil Preschool 2010-2011

                                                        CHILD INFORMATION

First Name: _________________________________ Last Name: __________________________________
Date of Birth: (Mo/Day/Yr) _____________________ Age on 9/1/2010: Yrs/Mo ___________Gender:______
Child’s Home Address: Street: _________________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________________ State: __________                                     Zip Code: ________________
Primary Home Phone: _________________________________________



Circle one:
Member                 General Public
                                                       PARENT INFORMATION

#1 Parent/Guardian Name: ___________________________________________________________________
Parent’s Home Address: Street ________________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________________ State: __________                                     Zip Code: ________________
Email Address: _______________________________ Home Phone: ________________________________
Cell Phone: __________________________________ Work Phone: _________________________________
#2 Parent/Guardian Name:
Parent’s Home Address: Street ________________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________________ State: __________                                     Zip Code: ________________
Email Address: _______________________________ Home Phone: ________________________________
Cell Phone: __________________________________ Work Phone: _________________________________



                                               SUPPORT QUESTIONS
Does/has your child received support services: ____Yes          ____No
If so, in what areas: ___OT ___PT ___Speech/Language ___PEP Program ___Social Skills ___Infants and Toddlers
Help us plan for your child’s success! Do you believe that your child may require additional support during the school
day? ____Yes ____No
Please contact: Heather Strauss at 301-348-3884 to discuss accommodations.


                                                               FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
Child Start Date: ________________________________
                                                                                                              Date Application Received:
Routing Signatures (Please Sign/Date Accordingly):
Administrative Director, ECE: ______________________________        Date: __________

Director ,of Inclusion Programs: _____________________________ Date: __________
                                                                                                              Health forms received:
Director, ECE: _____________________________ Date: __________

Registrar:__________________________________ Date: __________       Please return a copy of this page to Administrative Director, ECE.



                              JCC of Greater Washington · 6125 Montrose Road · Rockville, MD 20852
                           P: (301) 348-3839 · F: (301) 881-5512 · www.jccgw.org · preschool@jccgw.org
                                          2010-2011 PROGRAM DETAILS
    Options for Threes:

    Option One:
    Children who turn three by September 1, 2010 can attend the full-day program from 7:30am-6:00pm
    Monday thru Friday. This is a twelve month program beginning August 30, 2010 thru August 19,
    2011 and includes the Summer 2011 programming,

    Option Two:
    Children who turn three by September 1, 2010 can participate in the Traditional School Year pro-
    gram. This preschool program begins at 9:15am and ends at 12:30pm, Monday thru Friday, August
    30, 2010 thru June 10, 2011. In addition, children can add on early morning extended day (7:30am-
    9:15am) and afternoon extended stays (either until 4:00pm or 6:00pm) on one or more days per
    week. All threes who stay in extended stay programs nap between 1pm and 3pm.

    Additional After School Options:
    In addition, registration for ECE enrichment and JCC enrichment classes will be available, at an
    additional cost, through the JCC Fall Membership and Program Guide. These programs typically
    begin in mid-September and run through the end of January. A second semester typically begins in
    February and runs through the end of May..



                                               2010-2011 Terms of Enrollment

•     To receive preferred member rates a family membership must be maintained for a 12-month
      period inclusive of the school year in which a child is enrolled.

•     Our Traditional School Year Program begins August 30, 2010 and runs thru June 10, 2011, We are closed for winter
      break, spring break, parent/teacher conference days and other days that will be indicated on our 2010-2011 school year
      calendar. The summer program is not included in this program.

•     Our 12 month program is August 31, 2010 until August 19, 2011. There is school during winter break, spring break,
      and parent/teacher conference days. The summer program is included in this program. See school calendar for dates
      the 12 month program and the JCC are closed.

•     If the Full Year program is open during a school vacation, limited space in our Fill in the Gap Program will be available
      for students attending the Traditional School Program.

•     Please note: 30 days written notice is required for 10 and 12 month program schedule changes. A transfer or cancella-
      tion fee may be charged if proper notice is not given.

•     For the 2010/2011 School year, all new families and families enrolling additional children are required to pay a $500
      one time per child deposit. This deposit will be refunded once your child finishes the Ganon Gil Preschool Program in
      which they are enrolled and your account is current. Families with returning children will not need to make an addi-
      tional deposit for the returning child. This deposit is forfeited if the child is withdrawn from the program before the
      end of the school year contract.




                        JCC of Greater Washington · 6125 Montrose Road · Rockville, MD 20852
                     P: (301) 348-3839 · F: (301) 881-5512 · www.jccgw.org · preschool@jccgw.org
                                                   DEPOSIT INFORMATION
•   A $500 deposit is due for new applicants only with this application. This $500 deposit is paid once, per child, for the en-
    tire time a child participates in a Ganon Gil program. The $500 will be refunded when the child completes the program
    and the account is current.
•   A $75 Non Refundable Application Fee is due with this application packet.
•   A $150 Activity and Materials Fee is due with this application packet.

•   Please note: It is the policy of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington to try to assist families who are unable to
    meet the established tuition fees. A limited amount of scholarship funding is available and all monies are distributed on a first-
    come first-served basis. ____ Please send me an application for financial assistance.

                                                           REFUND POLICY
•   If a child is withdrawn before April 1, 2010, the application fee is forfeited; the balance of the deposit and fees will be refunded.
•   If a child is withdrawn between April 1 – June 30, 2010, the application fee plus 1/2 the deposit is forfeited; the balance will be
    refunded.
•   If a child is withdrawn after July 1, 2010, the application fee plus the entire deposit is forfeited; no refund is given.
•   If after the program screening session, the JCC determines the program is not appropriate for the prospective student, the deposit
    less the $75 application fee will be refunded.
•   If a child is withdrawn from the Program after school begins, you will forfeit all advance payments and still be responsible for any
    past due balance.

I UNDERSTAND THAT:
• Fees for school year are calculated on an annual basis and divided evenly over ten or twelve months beginning August 1, 2010.
    Therefore, no fees or tuition will be prorated due to school closings for any reason (example, August week closure for classroom
    prep and teacher training).
• The school cannot take responsibility for school closings necessitated because of health, safety, inclement weather, holidays, or
    any other emergency that may arise.
• Child groupings, room staffing and programming may be adjusted outside the core preschool hours of 9:15am – 12:30pm and dur-
    ing snow days, summer, winter and spring breaks and holidays.
• Parents are responsible for returning all health, emergency and permission forms prior to June 1, 2010 in
     order for the child to attend the first day of class.
• Upon my child’s acceptance into the program, I give my permission for him/her to participate in all school activities.
• The Center may terminate my child’s enrollment in the school if:
         • In the judgment of the Director and staff, the child’s behavior threatens the physical or mental health of other children in
           the program;
         • Tuition payments are delinquent by two (2) months. A $25 fee will be assessed for each credit card payment or EFT that is
           denied. It is my obligation to notify the JCC Accounting Office at 301-348-3724 or billing@jccgw.org of any changes in
           my credit card or EFT account.
         • In the judgment of the Director and staff, the program does not meet the developmental needs of the child, or
           there is insufficient registration.

                                                    PAYMENT OPTIONS
Please indicate your choice of payment option by (x) from among the following:
____ Full Payment by August 1, 2010 by check
____ Full payment by August 1, 2010 utilizing Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover
____ Monthly Electronic Fund Transfer from checking account on the 1st of the month beginning August 1, 2010.
       Completed authorization form must accompany deposit.
____ Monthly Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover automatic payments will be charged on the
       1st of the month beginning August 1, 2010. Completed authorization form must accompany deposit.

                          Please complete both sides of this application and return with indicated deposit.
                    Make checks payable to JCCGW or complete the enclosed credit card/EFT authorization form.

I have read and agree to the above terms:
Parent(s) Signature: ________________________________________ Date: _____________

                            JCC of Greater Washington · 6125 Montrose Road · Rockville, MD 20852
                         P: (301) 348-3839 · F: (301) 881-5512 · www.jccgw.org · preschool@jccgw.org
                                                                           Ganon Gil Preschool
                                                              2010-2011 Registration Options and Fees
                                                                Twelve Months Full-Day Program
            Check        Code                Program                   Days +Times                 Non           Activity/          Annual Tuition             Monthly Tuition
             One                                                                                Refundable       Materials         Member      Gen Public    Member      Gen Public
                                                                                                Application        Fee
                                                                                                   Fee
                       11DYC201           *Transition   Twos     7:30am-6:00pm M-F                 $75             $150         $15,500           $16,250     $1292       $1355
                       11DYC202                         Twos     7:30am-6:00pm M-F                 $75             $150         $15,500           $16,250     $1292       $1355

                       11DYC301                       Threes     7:30am-6:00pm M-F                 $75             $150         $15,500           $16,250     $1292       $1355

                       11DYC401             Nitzanim Fours       7:30am-6:00pm M-F                 $75             $150         $15,500           $16,250     $1292       $1355


                                                        Traditional 10 Month Preschool Programs
Check           Code                     Program                   Days + Times               Non             Activity/            Annual Tuition                 Monthly Tuition
 One                                                                                       Refundable         Materials
                                                                                           Application          Fee           Member          Gen Public       Member        Gen Public
                                                                                                Fee
              11FPC201                      Mazel Tots          9:30am-11:30am T & Th           $75            $150            $2940            $3690         $294.00           $369.00
              11NRS203                     3-day Twos           9:15-12:30 M-W-F                $75            $150            $4255            $5005         $425.50           $500.50
              11NRS202          *5 Day Transition Twos          9:15-12:30 M-F                  $75            $150            $5355            $6105         $535.50           $610.50
              11NRS204                     5-day Twos           9:15-12:30 M-F                  $75            $150            $5355            $6105         $535.50           $610.50
              11NRS301                   5–Day Threes           9:15-12:30 M-F                  $75            $150            $5355            $6105         $535.50           $610.50
              11NRS411                         Nitzanim Fours   9:15- 2:30 M-F                  $75            $150            $7875            $8625         $787.50           $862.50
            11NRS501/502               T/K & Kindergarten       9:15- 2:45 M-F                  $75            $150           $10,185          $10,935        $1018.50         $1093.50
                            *The Transition Twos turn two between September 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 and can begin class on their 2nd birthday.
                                     * The Transition Twos will need to register for a Two-year-old program for the 2011-2012 School Year.

Extended Day Options: please circle amount under day(s) you are registering for. In addition, please circle desired day(s) of care.
 Extended Care Options                      1 day/week*          2 days/week*           3 days/week*            4 days/week*           5 days/week*         Please circle Day(s) of week
 *these are monthly rates based on
                                                      Gen                   Gen                     Gen                    Gen                     Gen
                                                                                                                                                            For Extended Care Options
     number of days per week.            Mem                     Mem                 Mem                       Mem                    Mem
                                                     Public                Public                  Public                 Public                  Public
         Early AM 7:30am-9:15am            $40           $55      $80        $95        $120          $135      $160         $175      $190         $205            M T W Th F
         After-school 12:30pm-4pm          $80           $95     $160       $175        $240          $255      $320         $335      $380         $405            M T W Th F
        After-school 12:30pm-6pm          $132          $147     $264       $279        $396          $410      $528         $540      $630         $645            M T W Th F
     **After-school 2:30 pm-4:00pm         $35           $50      $70        $85        $105          $120      $140         $155      $165         $180            M T W Th F
        **After-school 2:30pm-6:00pm       $80           $95     $160       $175        $240          $255      $320         $335      $380         $395            M T W Th F
            **Nitzanim Fours ONLY        A total=_              B total=             C total=                 D total=                E total=_

          Monthly charges to begin 8/1/10:                                                                                                  Total Due with registration materials
           Core Program Tuition per Month                                       $                1. New Child one time per child Deposit                               $500.00
           A+B+C+D+E total for Extended Day Options per Month                  +$                2. Registration and Activity Fee Due with Registration               +$225.00
           Total Cost for Core + Extended Day Options per Month                 $                Total Amount due with Registration
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      A U T O M AT I C PAY M E N T A U T H O R I Z AT I O N


Participant’s name ____________________________


Account Holder’s Name: ______________________________ Daytime Tel: ____________________


Address (associated with bank or credit card account):

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Program:   □Early Childhood □Extended Day □The Zone □Camp □Other ___________________
One-time amount $_____________

Periodic Amount $______________

ACH Automatic Debit Authorization
Account Type: _____Personal Checking        _____Personal Savings    _____Business Checking

    Note: A voided check or withdrawal slip must be stapled to this form in order to pay by ACH
    automatic debit.

Credit Card Authorization

Credit Card:     _____Visa      _____MasterCard          _____American Express

Credit Card #: ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___

Exp Date ___ / ___     CVV _____

I authorize the JCC of Greater Washington to electronically
    □debit my bank account or
    □charge my credit card
in the amount(s) entered above per the payment schedule indicated on the accompanying enrollment form.



_______________________________________                   _______________________
 Signature                                                       Date



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