Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District ABOUT THE VALMONTE EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY Valmonte Early Learning Academy Organization of the Academy VELA is licensed for 135 preschool students between the ages of SUMMER SCHOOL 2010 2 and 5. Children MUST be 2 years old by the time they begin at Valmonte Early Learning Academy. All students attending our 3 and 4 year old program must be toilet-trained. Please note that stu- dents need to bring a lunch daily. Kindergarten Readiness VELA Hours Program The Academy is open from 7am-6pm. Monday-Friday. June 21, 2010-July 30, 2010 Days of Operation The program’s school year is concurrent with the PVPUSD school calendar. VELA’s Summer School Program will be open from June 21, 2010 to July 30, 2010 and There will be no SCHOOL on Monday, July 5, 2010, in observance of the 4th of July. Enrichment Program VELA offers the following enrichment programs from 12:30-3:00. They include the following: 1. Art 2. Sports 3. Music 4. Gymnastics **Kindergarten Readiness Program 5. Cooking **Afternoon Enrichment Program *Fees for enrichment programs are separate from tuition. All inter- **Part & Full Day Program ested students must sign-up. Students who are enrolled in the full day program will receive a discount on the enrichment programs. School Administration Shirley Resich, Early Childhood Director Carolyn Martinez, Director VELA “Planting the Seeds for Learning” 3801 Via La Selva Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 (310)791-5078 ext. 278 (310)378-1971(fax) Eligibility Valmonte Early Learning Academy Students must be eligible for Kindergarten or Developmen- tal Kindergarten in the fall of 2010. This means that your (VELA) child must be 5 years old by December 2, 2010 Is committed to providing a developmentally appropriate program that focuses on the child’s social, emotional, Class Size, Teacher Qualifications and Facility De- physical, and cognitive development. scription Each Readiness Class will have a maximum of 24 students with Program Description a teacher-student ratio of 1 teaching adult for every 10 students. The VELA Kindergarten Readiness Program is designed to The lead teacher has a BA degree and extensive experience in prepare your child for a successful transition into the Palos early childhood education. The lead teacher will be supported Verdes Peninsula Unified School District’s kindergarten pro- by an assistant teacher in early childhood education and an in- gram(s). Students will be exposed to beginning kindergarten structional classroom assistant. standards focusing on literacy activities embedded in a center based approach to learning. Your child will have access to Art, Classrooms are large, inviting and comfortable with access to Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Dramatic Play and Block cen- additional school facilities including the fully equipped occupa- ters. These centers form the basis of a developmentally appro- tional therapy clinic and playground facilities. priate approach to early learning activities. Dates Your student’s social and emotional development will also be June 21, 2010 –July 30 2010 an important focus of the readiness program. Research dem- School will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2010 consistent onstrates that students who form friendships, play well with with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District peers and have skills in conflict resolution experience greater calendar. success in kindergarten. At the conclusion of the readiness program, each student will Registration and Fees receive a report card charting his or her progress in the readi- This is a fee based program. Fees for summer school are ness program. listed on a separate pink registration document. The pro- gram does not allow for reduced rates for students who cannot attend for the entire 6 weeks. Registration forms are included in this packet. Completed registration forms will be accepted beginning March 1, 2010 and must be received by Monday, March 22 2010. Registration forms must be accompanied by a non- refundable $100.00 payment in order to secure enrollment in the program. Payment #1 is due Monday, April 12, 2010. Payment # 2 will be due Monday, May 24, 2010. Make checks payable to VELA (Valmonte Early Learn- ing Academy).
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