Learning Academy FAQs
1. When does enrollment begin for Fall 2024? Registration for the 2024-2025 school year begins February 5, 2024 for current and former students as well as CUMC church members. Community registration begins February 12, 2024 at 9:15am.
2. How do I register for class? Registration is easy! Just print off and fill out the enrollment form that is available to download online (calvaryunited.org/academy) or pick up at the CLA office. A non-refundable enrollment fee of $150.00 is required to reserve your child’s place in the program. If you are enrolling a second child, the second registration fee will be only $100. If a preschool-aged child is enrolling for two different classes, the registration fee is $225. Please fill out a separate enrollment form for each child. Within a week or two of submitting your registration packet, you will be emailed an enrollment confirmation letter. If classes are full, children are placed on a waiting list and called when an opening becomes available. If you are waitlisted, you do not need to pay the enrollment fee until an opening is available.
3. What documents do you need for registration? You will need to turn in the registration form, financial payment form, and your child’s immunization record if they are a new student to Calvary. If they are a returning student, we only need new immunization record if they have updated shots. We do not require a birth certificate for registration. All forms must be turned in for your registration to be complete.
4. Will there be class openings for community registration? Yes, we will have openings for the community.
5. What is your age cut-off for enrollment? The Learning Academy begins to serve children age 12 months (and walking steadily) to age 6 before entering Kindergarten. Each class has an age cut-off date that is listed on the registration form. The traditional preschool classes will accept children who have turned age three by August 1. These children should be able to indicate emotional readiness to be separated from their parents, and be toilet trained and self- reliant in the bathroom.
6. Can a student start mid-year? Yes. Students can enroll throughout the year if there are openings available in the class.
7. When do classes begin? Our classes will begin Aug. 12, 2024, and end May 23, 2025. We follow our own calendar, but our breaks closely follow the Brownsburg Public School calendar. You may access the school calendar on our website.
8.Are you a full time daycare? No! Our operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm. We follow a schedule very similar to Brownsburg Community Schools. We start a week or so after they start, and end a week or so before they end. We also have two weeks off for Fall break, Christmas break, and Spring break.
9. Do you have before and after school care or programming in the summer? No. The most a child can attend is Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm. We do not have any additional programming during the summer months.
10.How much is tuition? Tuition rates are available on the registration form. Tuition is prorated throughout the school year and is broken down into 10 equal payments. Tuition is due Aug-May. Payments will be taken out the 5th of each month. An automatic debit/credit program is required for families who wish to enroll. The payment form is available with the registration form and must be turned in when registering a child. If you prefer not to participate in the payment program, you may pay your yearly tuition in full by August 5th.
11.What is your curriculum? Our goal is to provide a comprehensive Christian education for your child to have them fully prepared to start elementary school. We have created our own curriculum based on the Indiana Preschool Foundations. Our curriculum is age-appropriate for the children and centers on a theme of the week. Social, developmental, and school readiness skills are all emphasized. The Toddler and 2-year-old classes learn through play, and have music, crafts, and story time. Daily preschool activities include circle time, structured creative play and learning centers, pre-academic skill activities, fine and gross motor activities, music class, gym class, and story time.
12.Do the children eat lunch at school? Yes, all the children will eat lunch during their time at school. Parents are asked to pack a lunch for their child. We have limited refrigerator space, so most children include a cold pack in their lunchbox.
13.What about snack time? We do have snack time for our toddlers and 2-year-old classes. Please place a small snack in your child’s lunchbox with “snack” written on the packaging. The preschool classes do not have snack time but will celebrate children’s birthdays by having them bring in a special birthday treat. Teachers will schedule these celebrations. Children staying for our Enrichment classes will have an afternoon snack time and should include a small snack in their lunchbox with “snack” written on the packaging.
14.Do many children participate in both the Preschool and the Enrichment Classes? Yes! Many of our families participate in both classes. This is an option that is available, and families can use both classes to enhance the child’s development, provide care for work situations, or to provide the full day option for their child.
15.Can my child attend more than one Preschool class? Yes! If you need to have your child attend all 5 days, it is possible to sign up for both a M,W,F class and a T,TH class if room is available. Staff will work with you to provide the best programming option for your needs.
16.Do you provide transportation? The Learning Academy does not provide transportation. Families are responsible for dropping off and picking up their children.
17.Can we come in for a tour? We are offering tours on an individual basis. Tours must be scheduled in advanced. Please email or call the CLA office to set up a tour.
If you have additional questions, please email us at Learningacademy@calvaryunited.org, or call the Learning Academy office at 317-852-2594.