I give tours by appointment only in the evenings when I am looking to enroll new students. Usually in March for summer and fall enrollment. Please email me to set one up. I do not like to take calls about tours. It takes away too much time from the children (or my family) and I can't give detailed answers. I schedule tours usually on Monday or Thursday evenings at 5:15pm or 6pm. I do not tour on the weekends. I do not tour alone in the house for safety reasons and there are no first tours during the day. Your child needs to come to the tour. This gives me an idea of what your child is like and is a way for them to explore the preschool a little bit on their own before meeting the full class during a preschool day. (Please call/email and reschedule if anyone in your family is sick at all or can't make it.) If you are more than 5 minutes late (without calling) to your tour it could be canceled. Please call if you get lost or running late or you could come and find a note on the door saying the tour is over. No family will tour without sending back in the tour info sheet that will be emailed to you when picking a tour time. Not filling this out and sending it back is like canceling your tour appointment. On the day of your tour you will get an email that morning confirming your appointment, please reply. No shows are no fun and not fair to Ms. Jenni's family.
Please view this website (including PDF files that will be emailed to you or given a link to go look on the website) and come with a list of questions for me. I am interviewing your family as much as you are interviewing me. Please do not get upset if I do not offer you a spot in our class. It doesn't mean there is anything "wrong" with your child or family. I am highly selective in finding just the right fit for the class at any given time. It has worked out beautifully when I have stuck to what I feel is best for the preschool. The children and families at BBC continue to be friends long after they leave BBC. We truly are like a second family just a school one.
Please understand this is a family preschool. We do have free play time, but we have 1-2 circle times and daily lessons based on where your child is at academically. BBC has a pretty set schedule. We do change things, if it's best for the whole class as we are forever growing. I do not change our schedule just for one child/family. If you do not feel your child can handle both "working" and playing, then this is not the place for your child right now. There is nothing wrong with that. This is also true if you do not think you can keep up with our lesson plans. There are MANY excellent daycares and less involved preschool programs out there. Some do have a loose preschool program, if that is more what you are interested in. Others are more like mine, but could focus on other things. Some just allow the children to play all day and build up their social skills. Everyone is different and that allows you to be selective in your search as well. There is one that is just right for your family!!!
If I do feel it might be a good fit and you agree, we can set up a second visit. Second visits are during the day between 8:30-10:30am for your child to come play with the class for an hour or two without their parents around. This way the children get an idea of what the class is like and I can see how the class blends with the current group of children enrolled. The cost is $10 per hour to do this 2nd tour, so up to $20 for 2 hours. There are two papers you need to fill out and have here before your child can come during the day. The Admission and Arrangement Form and the Immunization Records Form. Please fill it out like you were enrolling. This is a rule for licensing. I will have to turn you away for that day if you do not have the correct forms and payment ready for your child's second tour.
I am very respectful of the children enrolled and their needs come first. I might have to ask you to come for a second tour from 8-10am, 9-11am or 3-4:30 to work around something already planned in our class. Thank you for understanding.
After the second tour/visit, you can then pay the $30 enrollment fee and get your enrollment packet (most is online that you will be sent a link to). You are not enrolled until I have this packet back with a start date and first week's tuition. If you wish to start more than one week after you pay the enrollment fee, there could be an extra fee involved to hold your spot. If more than one family wants to enroll that are great fits, it always goes by who gets all of their paperwork and fees paid to me first. The other family will go on the wait list. All fees are nonrefundable, so please get your paperwork in on time. This is a business; I cannot hold spots for free while parents try to make up their minds. I understand your need to think it over. Please do not feel rushed. I just do not hold spots.
If you make an appointment to come in for a tour and then find other care or get busy, please call and cancel or move your appointment. I fully understand things come up or you found a great place that works for you. All I ask is that you call/email and let me know. It is very rude to make my family wait for dinner or evening plans for a tour that does not show up. If you get lost, are running late, or something comes up, please call and move your appointment. It might be a good idea to take my phone number or email address with you the day of the tour in case something comes up. I do not offer another tour for families that are no shows.