APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Because we value creating a safe, respectful and trusting environment for you and your children to learn and grow, the following process will be administered before families are enrolled in our cooperative early playschool:

 

Steps for enrollment

 

  1. Attend a Spring Open House and an Information Session. For info on upcoming opportunities, email joinpeapodpdx@gmail.com

  2. Applications. Families fill out the application available online and mail in along with a $25 application fee. Applications are available now and families will be contacted from the  waiting list in the order received. Applications are not considered complete without the application fee. Placement is not based entirely on application date.

  3. Family Interviews. In order to make sure we are a good fit for you and vice-versa, we will conduct family interviews to make sure both parties understand how the program works and how you are required to be involved. Both parents/caretakers should attend with your child. 

  4. Registration and Deposits. Once families are accepted into the program, families pay a $110 registration fee to hold the spot. After July 1st, registration fees are non-refundable. A deposit of first and last months program fees will be invoiced mid-August. Last month's deposit will be applied June 1. Program ends June 30th.

  5. Background Checks. We do background checks on both parents/caregivers. Both parents fill out a background check form online and are completed at time of registration. 

  6. Orientation. All families are required to attend and babysitting will be provided. Orientation will be held in August before the program begins.

  7. Informal Playdates. Playdates will be held on the playground the first 2 weeks of August for all registered and waitlisted families.

  8. Training. Each family will attend a full week at the end of August. Only the parents/caregivers who will be working shift need to attend. Children attend with their parents/caregivers.

  9. Enrollment Forms and Infant-Child CPR & First Aid certification. Forms can be downloaded from the site after your child has been accepted and you have signed up for as a site member. Infant-Child CPR & First Aid certification must be completed by September 30th.

  10. Parents Education Meetings. Held monthly and are required. Babysitting is provided on site. This in an invaluable component of the success of the program and a great value add for parents.

  11. Insurance Fee. Families pay an annual insurance fee of $200 on October 1st.

 

 

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