Community Education/Preschool Invoices and Payments Due
All families recently enrolled in any Community Education or Preschool class received on June 20 a balance due statement that read a “$0” balance. This statement was sent to all users in error.
If your child/ren is, in fact, enrolled in preschool for 2016/17, and you have not prepaid your tuition, the July/August tuition is due July 5.
The rates are below:
Full Day: $230 per month
Half Day: $125 per month
Full Day: $345 per month
Half Day: $165 per month
Full Day: $575 per month
Half Day: $300 per month
In order for your child to stay registered with Cooley or Sossaman preschools, you must make your first payment by July 5. Families may make a payment online now, which will be reflected as a credit.
The second tuition payment is due Sept. 1. The July 20 invoice will show payment history and that no tuition is due in August. The August 20 statement will include the reminder for the Sept. 1 payment.
All invoices are e-mailed on the 20th of each month. Thank you for your patience as we work through this system.
If you have any questions, please call the Community Education Department at (480) 279.7055.
Community Education announces new Kids Club registration process
Kids Club registration for 2016/17 school year has changed. Community Education's Kids Club is moving to an online registration format. Online registration must be completed in order to enroll for Kids Club each week. The system allows families to sign up for day-by-day use, with a deadline the week prior. Families must sign up for sessions by Thursday, with a Saturday deadline to pay for the upcoming week. If not registered by Thursday, there will be a $5 per day/per child late fee assessed to the daily rate.
Auto-pay is also available. Families can still register for several weeks or months in advance. Billing statements will be sent each Friday.
Kids Club is available at all elementary and preschool sites during school days, 6 a.m. to start of school and end of school to 6 p.m.
AM & PM care: $22.50 per day
PM only: $13.50 per day (includes early release days)
AM only: $9 per day
The online registration system will open up in early July. A districtwide e-mail will be sent out to let families know it is available for registration.
***Note: Families that have any unpaid balance due from school year 15/16 or Summer Camp must pay that balance in order to move forward with 2016/17 registration.
If you have any questions, please contact Community Education office at 480-279-7055.
Camp Neverland Field Trip Day Reminder
As an reminder to families registered for Community Education's Camp Neverland: The camp offices close each field trip day (Monday through Thursday) 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students must arrive by 8:30 a.m. each of these days. They may not be checked in when the offices are closed. If you have questions while the students are on field trips, please call the Parent Line at (623) 256.7923.
Kids Club Summer Camp registration now open
Community Education's Kids Club Summer Camp will run June 6 through July 15. Camp will be held 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Gateway Pointe Elementary School, 2069 S. De La Torre Drive. Current Kids Club families can register online now.
Families not currently registered for Kids Club will need to complete a registration packet and deliver it to the Community Education Office, 1100 S. Recker Road, on the west side of the Cooley Middle School Campus. Families may request a packet by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org to complete it ahead of time or they may fill it out in the office.
Cost: $40 day, includes snack and field trips for swimming, movies and more.
If you are already a Kids Club family, your may complete online registration now.
District to offer Mandarin Immersion preschool
The Higley Unified School District will offer a Mandarin Immersion preschool class for the 2016-17 school year at Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. The program would be open to Kinder Prep/preschool students who would be enrolling in kindergarten the following school year (2017-18). Like the Mandarin Immersion program at Coronado Elementary School, the class would be co-taught by two teachers, including one who is a native Mandarin speaker and one who teaches in English.
Studies have found that students who begin learning a second language at a younger age develop stronger language skills, as well as have an easier time in language acquisition of both English and the second language.
If you are interested in learning more about this program, please complete the interest form.
Community Education Location
Community Education offices are located within the Cooley Early Childhood Development Center, 1100 S. Recker Road, on the west side of the campus.
Registration and payments are also taken at the Sossaman Early Childhood Development Center, 18655 E. Jacaranda Blvd., Queen Creek.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.
(480) 279.7055, email@example.com
Payments and registration taken at these locations include:
Kids Club (before and after school care)
Sports Camps and Clinics
Middle School Intramural Sports