Kindergarten Readiness Brochure 2010 by tfs77260


									                                                                           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
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
      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.
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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