All activities planned in the classroom will be aligned with the Indiana Early Learning Foundations. Activities will be planned from our curriculum, FrogStreet and based on current events, seasons, and most importantly, student interest. Activities will cover subjects such as language arts (letter recognition, identification and sounds), mathematics (counting, sorting, number identification), fine motor skills (cutting, glueing, fine motor manipulation), and process art projects.
The HPECC is a full-day program running from 8 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday. (Beech Grove City Schools staff will have access to extended hours to accommodate contractual times.). HPECC Office hours are 7am – 4pm.
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We understand that preschool is often a child’s first experience in an educational setting. We want this experience to be the most positive that it can be and to create a desire to learn and grow within a child. Even though the children are small, they can have big feelings that can cause big behaviors, especially as they are learning new routines and expectations. We approach each situation of challenging behavior with kindness and understanding. Redirection is a technique used most often by our staff to help gently correct and guide children to a more appropriate behavior. We implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Support as well as Restorative Practices to help guide students in developing appropriate behaviors. Corporal punishment is never exhibited by any school staff members and is not permitted by parents on school property.
HPECC full-day programming rates are $140/week with an annual $50 registration fee. This calculates to $28/day and we only charge for the days we are in session. This means that if the school is closed for a holiday or break, you will not be charged for those days.
We qualify for CCDF vouchers and are working to open up additional options to our families. CCDF (The Child Care and Development Fund) is a federal program that helps low-income families obtain child care so that they may work, attend training or continue their education. The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability and quality of child care. Visit the Childcare Assistance website and click “Apply for Childcare Assistance.”
Additionally, we are a Paths to Quality, Level 3 school. This allows our families to explore On My Way Pre-K Grants for free tuition. On My Way Pre-K awards grants to 4 year olds from low-income families so that they may have access to a high-quality pre-K program the year before they begin kindergarten. Visit the On My Way PreK website and click to apply for this grant assistance.
Payments may be paid annually or monthly (on the 1st of each month). We accept cash, check, money order, credit card or parents can sign up for automatic electronic payments. You will be asked to designate your preferred payment schedule when you make your first payment. Please contact the Hornet Park office at (317) 780-5050 with any questions about payment of fees.
If a payment is not received within two business days of the established and agreed-upon due date, a past-due notification will be submitted. Payments not received by 4 pm on the fifth business day of the established and agreed-upon due date will be considered late, and may be subject to a collection fee.
Due to construction, the Hornet Park Early Childhood Center is tentatively scheduled to open on Monday, July 31, 2023 and then follow the same school days/calendar as the Beech Grove City Schools Calendar.
This family guidebook is for the 23-24 school year and is subject to change for the upcoming school year.