Prospective Parents Questions
- What is the Grove Children's Preschool schedule?
- What is the cost of the tuition program?
- What is a “blended classroom”?
- How many children are in one class and how many teachers per class?
- My child turns 3 after September 1st, can I still enroll him/her?
- My older child had a teacher we loved. Can I request a teacher?
- Is transportation provided for all students?
- I want to set up a carpool. Can I request a specific session & school?
What is the Grove Children's Preschool schedule?
For 2022-23, preschool sessions take place 5 days per week (Monday through Friday) at the following times:
AM Session: 8:50-11:30 a.m. PM Session: 12:30-3:10 p.m.
Please note, the 2023-24 schedule may change. District 58 is working with the bus company to confirm that the below schedule is feasible. Once this is confirmed, the 2023-24 schedule will likely be:
AM Session: 8:25-11:05 a.m. PM Session: 11:55 a.m.-2:35 p.m.
What is the cost of the tuition program?
Pending Board approval, the 2023-24 Grove Children's Preschool tuition cost is $410.90 per month for 10 installments for a total of $4,109. During the registration process, families are required to provide the first-month installment of $410.90 to solidify their spot in our program for the 2023-24 school year.
What is a “blended classroom”?
A blended classroom is comprised of 3 groups of students. Each classroom includes students that receive special education services, students that have qualified through our screening process for our Preschool For All program, and students from the community that pay tuition to attend our program. Additionally, all classes are a combination of 3 and 4-year-old students. We believe that this unique blend of ages and developmental abilities make our classrooms and learning so vibrant for all students.
How many children are in one class and how many teachers per class?
Our Blended classrooms typically range around 18 students per session. As a result, students are supported by one certified teacher in early childhood education and two instructional assistants per classroom.
My child turns 3 after September 1st, can I still enroll him/her?
To be eligible to participate in Grove Children’s Preschool as a community student, a child must turn 3 prior to September 1st.
My older child had a teacher we loved. Can I request a teacher?
We love all our teachers so we understand that you do too. All of our teachers are highly trained and we are confident in the education and experience they provide each year to our students, therefore, we do not honor specific teacher requests.
Is transportation provided for all students?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transportation for our community students at this time.
I want to set up a carpool. Can I request a specific session & school?
We recognize that location requests are often impacted by logistics and transportation on your end. We will do our best to accommodate requests but are unable to guarantee that requests will be granted as we are accommodating roughly 200 students in our program.