EARLY CHILDHOOD

ESM Early Childhood Ministry to Begin in the 2019-2020 School Year

Welcome to Emmanuel-St. Michael Early Childhood Ministry! We are blessed to partner with families, Emmanuel- St. Michael K-8 faculty and students, and Emmanuel and St. Michael congregations to provide academic excellence while we share Christ’s grace, love and compassion to our youngest students. ESM Early Childhood Ministry nurtures children in the same way Jesus modeled for us in Matthew 19:14, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Our preschool programs are located at two campuses offering part-day, school-day, and extended-day schedules for children ages 2 to 5. There are several options, beginning as early as 6:45 a.m. and lasting as late as 6:00 p.m. Daily schedules include a variety of hands-on educational activities in an engaging and caring Christ-centered environment.  Children are encouraged to question as they play, learn and actively explore God’s world.

 

Age by Aug. 1

Days

Time

Monthly Fee

Annual Fee

(10 months)

3 years

Tuesday/Thursday

8:35-11:05

$110

$1100

4 years

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

8:35-11:05

$145

$1450

4-5 years

Monday-Friday

12:35-3:05

$190

$1900

Lunch Bunch

Monday-Friday

11:05-12:35

See below

See below

* August-May (10 months)

*Children may be brought to the classroom any time after 8:30.

* $85 application fee for single child enrolled in the Early Childhood Program OR $150 family application fee to include siblings in Early Childhood Program and grades K-8.

* FAMILY DISCOUNT: Early childhood students with siblings enrolled at ESM will be granted a yearly family tuition discount of $50 per half-day registered. (EX. An additional child enrolled in 3 half-day classes would result in a $150 discount toward annual tuition.)

LUNCH BUNCH PROGRAM:

Lunch Bunch will be offered for children enrolled in Getz Road preschool classes.  Your child may attend after the morning session or prior to the afternoon session.  The cost for Lunch Bunch is $6.00 a day and does not include lunch.  Lunch may be brought to school from home or a hot lunch may be purchased for $2.85.  A microwave will not be available to heat lunches. Lunch Bunch will require registration for the semester, but you may pick the days you wish to use the program.  A maximum of 15 students will be allowed each day.  Daily Minimum – 6 Daily Maximum – 15

DAYS SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION:

ESM Early Childhood is a part of the ministry of ESM school and follows the school calendar.  When school is not in session, Early Childhood will not be in session. When a 2-hour delay has been issued for ESM, morning classes at Getz Road will be cancelled, but afternoon classes will meet as scheduled. If ESM is cancelled due to inclement weather, all Early Childhood classes will also be cancelled. If a make-up day is added to the calendar, Early Childhood will also meet on that day.

2 years (by Aug. 1) –

5 years

5 days

(monthly/

annually)

4 days

(monthly/

annually)

3 days

(monthly/

annually)

2 days

(monthly/

annually)

8:20-11:00

$190/$1900

$170/$1700

$145/$1450

$110/$1100

8:20-3:20

$490/$4900

$425/$4250

$344/$3440

$246/$2460

* August-May (10 months)

* $85 application fee for single child enrolled in the Early Childhood Program OR $150 family application fee to include siblings in Early Childhood Program and grades K-8.

* FAMILY DISCOUNT: Early childhood students with siblings enrolled at ESM will be granted a yearly family tuition discount of $50 per half-day registered or $125 per full-day registered. (EX. An additional child enrolled in 3 half-day classes would result in a $150 discount toward annual tuition or, an additional child enrolled in 5 full-day classes would receive a total tuition discount of $625.)

DROP-OFF POLICY:

Children may be brought to their classroom any time after 8:15 and will not be charged for the Extended Day Program.  Parents will be asked to sign their child in when they arrive.

PICK-UP POLICY:

After school, children may be picked up in the car line or from the classroom.  Your child’s teacher needs to know in advance how the child will be picked up.  If not picked up by 3:35, the child will be placed in the Extended Day Program.  Please see rates that will apply if you have not signed up in advance.

DROP-IN OPTION:

Families with children enrolled at the Union Street Campus will have the option, up to 4 times per semester, to have their child attend a class that he/she is not normally scheduled to attend.  This request must be made NO LESS than 24 hours in advance (8:00 a.m. of the previous school day) and must be pre-approved by staff.  Requests are to be made at www.esmeagles.com and will be reviewed by a staff member and responded to by 12:00 p.m. each day.  Approval or denial will be made based on ensuring adult/child ratios can be met in the classroom on the day requested.  Cost for this convenience is $25 per half day (drop off any time after 6:45 a.m. and pick up by 11:00 a.m.) and $60 per full day (drop off any time after 6:45 a.m. and pick-up any time prior to 6:00 p.m.)

DAYS SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION:

ESM Early Childhood is a part of the ministry of ESM school and follows the school calendar.  When school is not in session, Early Childhood will not be in session.  If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, Early Childhood will also be cancelled.  If there is a delay, the Extended Day Program at the Union Street Campus will still be available for your child beginning at 6:45 a.m.  On days when a delay occurs, half day classes will be cancelled, but full day classes will meet as scheduled.  However, if school is cancelled after a delay has been issued, and your child is already at school, you will need to pick your child up and make other arrangements for his/her care that day. If a make-up day is added to the calendar, Early Childhood will also meet on that day.

Pre-Registered Pricing

for Extended Day

 

Non-Registered Fees for Extended Day

Drop Off/Pick Up:

Price:

 

 

Drop off before school 6:45 a.m.-7:30 a.m.

$7 per day

 

If your child is dropped off prior to 8:15, or not picked up by 3:35, and has not signed up for the extended day programs, you will be charged at a rate of $5 for each additional 10-minute time period.

Drop off before school 7:30 a.m.-8:15 a.m.

$3 per day

 

Pick up between 3:35 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

$3 per day

 

Pick up between 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

$7 per day

 

Late pick up fee After 6:00 p.m.

$5/10 minutes

 

ADVANCE SIGN-UP REQUIRED: 

All families will need to sign up in advance for Early Childhood Extended Day services each semester.  If a scheduling change needs to be made prior to the start of the new semester, this request must be made in advance by the 20th of each month.

DAYS SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION: 

ESM Early Childhood is a part of the ministry of ESM school and follows the school calendar.  When school is not in session, Early Childhood will not be in session.  If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, Early Childhood will also be cancelled.  If there is a delay, the Extended Day Program at the Union Street Campus will still be available for your child beginning at 6:45 a.m.  However, if school is cancelled after a delay has been issued, and your child is already at school, you will need to pick your child up and make other arrangements for his/her care that day.

See the documents section below for printer-friendly program information.  A separate program worksheet is available for your planning purposes only and does not need to be returned.  For more information about ESM, our programs, or our Early Childhood Ministry, please contact our Director of Admissions, Erin Clark.

Steps to Enroll at ESM

At ESM, our enrollment process is simple and direct.

Get to know us.

The enrollment process begins with a visit.  We invite you to call our school office at 260.422.6712 to schedule a personal tour, arrange a classroom visit, or plan a time to meet with staff and address any questions you have about ESM.  If you prefer, you can complete the Request Information – Schedule a Visit form.  You will be connected with Erin Clark, Director of Admissions, and Jennifer Ackmann, Early Childhood Consultant, to help guide you through the process.

Here's what you need to do to ensure a place for your child at Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School:

  1. Complete and submit the application for admission.

  1. Return payment and required documents.
  • Copy of state issued birth certificate as evidence of age.
  • $85 per EC enrolled child OR $150 family application fee can be paid by cash or check at either school office. Note that this is non-refundable.
  1. Schedule an interview appointment with an administrator.
  2. Receive official verification of acceptance.

Documents