School Agers (Turtles)

The school age unit serves children who have completed kindergarten to the age of 12. Adult to child ratio is 1 adult to 21 children. However, we always have at least 2 adults going on field trips. When the children are in the building we can limit adult supervision to 1 adult but typically have 2 teachers in the classroom for the major portion of the day due to the big age difference in the children. The school age program differs from the other age groups as it is not a year round program but only offered on winter, spring and summer breaks.

In the School Age Program we try to give the children a genuine break from school. Even though they are still in a classroom setting they are free to play in areas that include Legos, computer games, board and card games, art and crafts.  Children are encouraged to read for a period of time every day. They may check out books during trips to the library if they have a library care or select a book from our well stock library.  The school age program will participate in Vacation Bible School from June 12-16th.  This year’s theme is Follow the Yellow Brick Road.  They will join in with the school age church groups and be separated by grade from 9 AM to 12 PM.

The field trips the children take are always well supervised and planned out. Permission slips are signed by parents. Transportation to the field trips is by bus. Emergency forms and first aid kits accompany the children on every trip.

The children go on one field trip per week.  The children usually participate in an outreach program that in the past has raised money for Crosslines and Fun Kits for Soldiers. The children have a bake sale and a car wash to raise funds for the outreach they have chosen.

• Activity Fees are included in the weekly fee this year. (Please provide an Overland Park Pool Pass)
• Field trips range from trips to the library, swimming, and bowling to trips to the Zoo, Wonderscope or Union Station.

Tuition Schedule 2016-2017

Weekly Fee for Turtles
5 Days $195.00
4 Days $175.00
3 Days $155.00

Entrance Fee*    $60.00
Annual Enrollment Fee    $30.00
Activity Fee    Included in weekly tuition*

*Swimming is not included, please provide an Overland Park pool pass or $7 on days they go to the pool