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Cornerstone Christian Early Education is a licensed childcare center, providing Christ centered care, to children 12 months through 12 years of age.

 

Full Day Toddler Program

We offer full day toddler preschool for ages 12 through 36 months. Nap time for all full-time children is from 12:30-2:30 pm. A mid-morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack are provided; please see the individual classroom schedules for meal times. Parents may choose to provide a lunch from home. The mid-morning snack will be served from 8:30-8:50am, lunch from 11:20–12:00pm, and afternoon snack at 3:00pm. All meals are included in the tuition rate. Bottles and pacifiers are used only in our infant room. Parents will need to provide disposable or cloth diapers, and the center will provide diaper wipes. Approximate times for diaper changes are as follows: 9:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm and 4:30pm, or as needed.

Students enrolled in the full day program are expected to be in their classrooms by 10:00am at the latest. This allows children time to transition before eating lunch and taking a nap.

Full Day Preschool

Full Day Preschool for children ages three through five is offered Monday through Friday with two to five day availability. Full-time students can be in our care for up to ten hours per day. Students attending the full day program have naptime between the hours of 12:30-2:30pm.  A late fee of $15.00 may be applied if your child is in our care more than ten hours per day. We realize that some children no longer require a nap; for this reason we have created a separate area where children rest for thirty minutes, and then have the opportunity to play quietly with other non-napping children. Children attending the non-napping room need to be at least four years of age.

The mid-morning snack is served from 8:30-8:50am, lunch from 11:20-12:00pm, and afternoon snack at 3:00pm. All meals are included in the tuition rate.

 

Half Day Preschool

Half Day Preschool options are available for children ages 2.5 to five. Half Day Preschool hours are 8:30-11:15am. Children arriving by 8:30am will be offered a mid-morning snack in every room.

Classroom Schedules

Every classroom, except the infant room, has its own schedule according to the needs of the children’s classroom age group. The following schedule is an example of a typical day for a full-time student in a preschool classroom.

  6:30am –   8:30am Arrival Activities/Free Play
  8:30am –   9:00am Mid-Morning Snack/Clean-Up
  9:00am –   9:20am Circle Time Activities
  9:20am –   9:30am Bathroom Break
  9:30am – 10:45am Learning Center Activities
10:45am – 11:00am Music and Movement
11:00am – 11:25am Outside Play
11:25am – 11:35am Bathroom/Wash
11:40am – 12:10pm Lunch
12:10pm – 12:20pm Make Beds/Books/Story Time
12:20pm – 12:30pm Bathroom Break
12:30pm –   2:30pm Nap/Rest Time
  2:30pm –   3:15pm Bathroom/Wash/Snack
  3:15pm –   4:00pm Afternoon Free Play/Open Centers
  4:00pm –   5:30pm Outside Play/Bathroom/Wash
  5:30pm –   6:00pm Open Centers

Extended Care Program

Our Extended Care program offers before and after school care to children Kindergarten through age 12, Monday through Friday from 6:30am – 6:00pm. To use the Extended Care program you must first complete and return enrollment paperwork and the enrollment fee to the Early Education Office. This permits your child to attend before and after school care each day there is school as well as during elementary school and holiday closures.

Upon dropping off and picking up your child, you will need to sign them in and out with your full legal signature on the Extended Care Sign In/Out sheet. Only adults whom the parent/guardian has authorized on the enrollment paperwork can pick up your child.

The use of this care is billed hourly, per child, with a minimum charge of one hour per sign in. After the first hour, fees will be accrued in 15 minute increments per child. Parents who arrive after 6:00pm to pick up their child from Cornerstone and after 3:00pm on days we close at 3:00pm, will be charged $1.00 per minute per child.

Extended Care – Summer and Holiday Breaks

We offer care to school-age students during most holiday breaks when the elementary school is not in session. Children who are enrolled in our Extended Care Program are welcome to participate at the same hourly rate as before and after school care.

Prior to a holiday break, a sign-up sheet will be available. Children must be signed up if care is needed, space is limited, and spots are given on a first come, first serve basis.  Your child may choose to bring a lunch or they may purchase a school lunch for $4.50. If we provide your child with lunch, the charge of $4.50 will be added to your monthly extended care statement.

Summer Fun Program

Cornerstone offers a summer program, Summer Fun!, a fun adventure for children who will be joining the First Grade the following September to twelve years of age. Your child will be given opportunities to play, ride, create, build or just relax and enjoy the sunshine! To enroll in our summer program, we must have a completed Summer Enrollment Packet plus the enrollment fee.

Daily Sign-In and Out Procedures

Parents or authorized persons must sign their child in and out with their full legal signature every day the child is in attendance. The child’s individual sign in/out sheet is located in the classroom’s binder. The State of Washington requires us to maintain daily sign-in sheets that must be filled out completely with the times of arrival and departure as well as a full legal signature. The child must also be checked in every day on the iPad located in the child’s classroom. 

Only persons noted on the registration form or persons with written authorization from the legal parent/guardian are considered authorized individuals to pick up a child from the Early Education program. Authorized persons picking up a child will need to have photo identification. The parent or authorized person is responsible for escorting their child to the proper classroom. Children are not permitted to walk themselves to their classroom.

Children will not be released to anyone appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Should a parent under the influence insist on picking up their child a staff person will call 911 to ensure the child’s safety.