FAQs
 

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BVSD's Kindergarten Enrichment offers a specially designed program that provides an excellent complement to the Kindergarten portion of the school day. Kindergarten Enrichment operates in 21 schools and is licensed under the State of Colorado Department of Human Services.
 
What are Kindergarten Enrichment's hours? 
It depends on the hours at the school. In most schools Kindergarten Enrichment and Kindergarten combine to make a full day of school, with start and end times matching the school’s start and end times. Currently, Douglass Elementary offers Kindergarten as 2 full-day sessions plus 1 half-day session. In those schools, Kindergarten Enrichment is available to the children on the days they are not in Kindergarten, with the start and end times aligning with the regular education day.
 
When is Kindergarten Enrichment in session?
Kindergarten Enrichment follows the district’s regular Kindergarten schedule. We are only open on the days when children attend their Kindergarten class.
 
What time is lunch?
Daily schedules are set at the building level. You can check the website at your child's school or talk to staff at the school to learn about the schedule of your child's day. Kindergarten is a 2-hour and 45-minute program. Children eat lunch and have recess with their Kindergarten Enrichment class. Kindergarten Enrichment classes are supervised by adult staff members.
 
How will my child get from Kindergarten Enrichment to Kindergarten or Kindergarten to Kindergarten Enrichment?
Each school has a plan for getting children from one program to the other. Adults will always supervise the children to ensure safety.
 
How will my child get to the afterschool program?
Each school has a plan for getting children from one program to the other. Adults will always supervise during transitions to ensure safety.
 
Will my child be in a.m. or p.m. Kindergarten Enrichment?
Kindergarten placement decisions are made by the school. Children are placed into Kindergarten Enrichment classes that run opposite of their Kindergarten class. The Kindergarten Enrichment office plays no role in the actual placement decisions.

Do I have to send my child to Kindergarten Enrichment every day or are there part-time options?  
It depends on the school. Kindergarten Enrichment varies between buildings. Some programs are offered with full-time only schedules. Other programs offer both full- and part-time options. Part-time is limited to two days per week, Tuesday and Thursday, and three days per week, Monday-Wednesday-Friday. In one school (Douglass) Kindergarten Enrichment operates on an alternating full-day schedule rather than five days a week.

Does Kindergarten Enrichment offer drop-in care?
No. Kindergarten Enrichment does not offer drop-in care.
 
KE2webphotos.10.jpgIf my child is in a full-time only program, what happens if I keep her home one or two days each week?
Please talk with your child’s Kindergarten Enrichment Specialist. Full-time Kindergarten Enrichment classes are planned differently than part-time classes. Day-to-day activities build on prior experiences earlier in the week. By skipping days, your child may miss experiences that provide continuity to the program. In any case, you will be expected to pay for a full-time spot.
 
What if our family switches schools? Can my child continue in Kindergarten Enrichment?
It depends on the space availability at the new school.  In some cases, Kindergarten Enrichment classrooms are at capacity and there would not be space for another child. Please let the Kindergarten Enrichment office know of your plans to move. It is best if we have three weeks’ notice.

Billing and Finance Questions
 
Is financial assistance available?
Yes, financial assistance is available to those who qualify. To apply, please apply to the Child Care ASsistance Program (CCAP). 
 
Is Kindergarten Enrichment eligible for the child care tax credit?
Yes, Kindergarten Enrichment is a licensed child care facility. Parents can apply for all child care tax credits. Please contact the KE office for more information.

When are my payments due?
Payments are due the 5th of each month, September through May.
 
Do I pay for the days when school is not in session?
No, the monthly rate is calculated by multiplying the daily rate by the number of school days divided by 9. This enables you to pay the same rate each month, September through May. The first month's tuition will be due prior to beginning the program. 
 
When will I receive my first invoice?
After your registration is complete. To start the program in the fall, the first month's tuition is due by August 1st.  
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Money Orders, checks and cash. Please do not mail cash. Please contact the KE office for automatic payments via credit card.
 
How do I sign up for automatic payment?
Complete an Authorization Billing Form and return it to the Kindergarten Enrichment office no later than the 1st day of the month in which you wish to begin withdrawals. The form is automatically mailed with your first invoice.
 
When is the automatic payment processed?
The charge will be processed on the 5th of each month, October through May.
 
What if we leave the program early? Will we get a refund?
Please let the Kindergarten Enrichment office know of your plans to leave the program. It is best if we have three weeks’ notice. Typically no refunds are given. 

What is your collections process?
  1. Billing occurs on the 24th of each month.
  2. Payment is due on the 5th of each month.
  3. A $25 late fee will be added for all accounts past due. 
  4. Accounts not current by the 15th of the month risk termination. 

 

*Families without email and Spanish-speaking families receive all correspondence by mail.
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