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Community Friends

BECEP has a number of ways children can access preschool classes: Head Start (based on income), Early Childhood Special Education (based on qualifying with a disability) and the Community Friends program (based on space availability and meeting selection criteria). We have openings for Community Friends for the 2014-15 school year. Children ages 3, 4, and 5, who demonstrate age appropriate developmental skills will be considered. Priority will be given to children 3 -4 years of age. Children also need to have good social and language skills, have average activity level for their age, be independent in toileting and separate easily from parents during the developmental screening. Parents will be responsible for providing transportation for their child to and from school. We are charging a monthly fee and a yearly supply fee for eligible children to attend preschool classes. Fees will be paid one month in advance and due by 4:00pm on the last day of the previous month.

Charges will be as follows:

o 3 hours/day - 8:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. class
Monday through Thursday = $143 per month


o 3.5 hours/day- 11:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. class
Monday through Thursday (includes lunch) = $200 per month

o Annual supply fee for each child = $85
o Limited scholarships may be available
If you are interested in having your child considered for the Community Friends Program for the
2014-15 school year, please contact the BECEP office at 323-4401 to schedule a developmental screening.

In order to provide a balanced class make-up, we try to match children's ages and gender. Please note that not all children who pass the developmental screening will be placed if the availability of classes and ages don't match. Please indicate all class sessions that would work for you and your child.
___ 8:15-11:15 Monday-Thursday
___ 11:45-3:15 Monday-Thursday

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