Welcome Procedure for New Families
Information Gathering- Please explore our website to learn more about our unique approach to education and to determine if Green Gate may be a good fit for your child. Next, submit an interest form through our website or give us a call to set up a tour of our school.
Family Visit- The next step is to schedule a Family Visit! Before your visit, we will email you a copy of our Parent Handbook. Please familiarize yourself with our policies and procedures before your visit as it will answer many of your initial questions. During this visit you will be introduced to our program philosophy and curriculum, meet our teachers, and tour our wonderful learning spaces! We will also leave time to go over any additional questions you may have. At the conclusion of your visit, you may reserve your child's spot by submitting a non-refundable enrollment fee of $150.
Enrollment Packet- Next, complete the required enrollment forms in the enrollment packet and return them before your child’s first day of school.
First Day- We will provide you with information to help your child’s first day go smoothly and ensure your child has everything they need for a safe and happy beginning at Green Gate!
How old does my child need to be to enroll?
Children need to be 2 years 6 months to enroll in our preschool program and 5 years old by August 31 to enroll in our Kindergarten program.
How do drop-offs and pick-ups work?
School office Hours: Office hours are from 8:00-4:00. If you need to speak with or meet with the director outside of these hours, just give us a call and we are happy to set up a time that is convenient for your schedule!
Drop Off: We offer a rolling drop-off period for preschool and elementary students from 8:00-8:30 for morning and full-day classes. Preschoolers and Kindergartners must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and walked directly to their classroom. 1st-5th students may be dropped off at the front sidewalk.
Pick Up: Pick-up time for morning preschool classes is 11:30 am and 3:30 pm for full-day preschool/KG and elementary. Teachers will walk children to the front sidewalk for pick-up.
Before and After Care : Before school care begins at 7:30 am. Please drop your child off in the Meadowlark classroom. For after school care, please pick your child up from the Meadowlark classroom between the hours of 3:30 and 5:30 pm. There is a $1 per minute late fee paid directly to the teacher, so please be considerate of their time. If you are delayed, please call or message the school as soon as possible. Repeated late pick-ups may be cause for termination of after care services.
How do I reserve my child's spot?
After your Family Visit, you may submit a $150 non-refundable enrollment fee (per child) to secure your child's spot in your preferred class.
Are there any other costs or fees?
School Supplies We send home a school supply list at the beginning of the school year (See August Enrollment Packet for List)
Field Trips There may be small admission fees throughout the year for various field trips (usually 3-4 trips per year).
Full-Day Preschool Session Nap Mat Fee There is a $30 one-time fee used to purchase your child's nap mat (blanket, sheet, pillow).
1st-5th Grade Book and Software Fee $200 yearly fee per child for books and software fees.