Hank Jones Early Childhood Center
The vision of the Troy City School System Preschool Program is to prepare our children to enter the regular school program with a solid sense of security, positive self-esteem, and long-term enthusiasm for learning. They will possess the confidence to realize their potential to develop as worthy and capable individuals.
Troy City Schools currently offers two Pre-K programs at Troy Elementary School: a tuition-based program and an Alabama 1st Class Pre-K Program. All of the information below pertains to the tuition-based program.
AGE REQUIREMENTS: Children must be 4 years old on or by September 1, 2021. Children must be potty trained to begin pre-school program.
OPEN HOUSE & REGISTRATION: Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 5th at 5:30 pm. Please meet in the ECC Cafeteria. Parents/Guardians, please wear a mask. Thank you!
HOURS: The 2021-2022 school year will be from 7:50 am - 2:50 pm Monday-Friday. Early Drop Off is available at 7:15 am and late pickup is available until 5:30 pm.
TUITION AND FEES
As shown below, all tuition must be paid on the first of every month (or the first business day of the month if the 1st falls on a weekend). Payment should be in the form of a check, money order, or exact cash. School staff does not keep change available for your payment if cash is used. A receipt for payment will be prepared by the office staff and given to the parent/guardian for proof of payment. Please keep all receipts as proof of payment as no end-of year statement will be issued. Employees of Troy City School System will have their tuition deducted from their paycheck for the coming month (i.e.; tuition for October will be deducted from September paycheck).
-REGISTRATION FEE: No fee for 2021-2022 school year.
-PENALTY CHARGES: A late payment of $25.00 will be charged to all accounts not paid in full by the end of the first week of every month. Troy City Schools may discontinue services if tuition is two weeks or more deliquent.
-RETURNED CHECK FEES: Any checks returned to Troy City Schools by our bank will be billed the $35.00 service charge. If three or more checks are returned from a parent/guardian, we will no longer accept checks as a mthod of payment from that parent/guardian. Returned checks must be paid out before another check is taken.
-DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS: If accounts are two weeks or more delinquent, Troy City Schools may discontinue services. Parents/Guardians will be notified by written letter from the principal, Mrs. Teresa Sims, prior to this procedure.
-LATE PICK UP FEES: Accounts will be charged if a student is picked up after operating hours. Operating hours for Troy City Schools Pre-K Program are from 7:15 am until 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday. If you pick up your child after 5:30 pm, parents/guardians will be charged $25.00 for every 15 minutes after that time. Phone calls of late arrival will not exempt a late fee charge. Accounts will be billed accordingly.
If a parent/guardian decides to withdraw their child from the program, a two weeks notice is required. Any parent/guardian failing to do so will be charged their normal tuition rate for two weeks.
Breakfast, lunch and extended day snack. Payment schedule is as follows:
Aug. 9, 2021
Sept. 1, 2021
Oct. 1, 2021
Nov. 1, 2021
Dec. 1, 2021
Jan. 5, 2022
Feb. 1, 2022
Mar. 1, 2022
Apr. 1, 2022
May 2, 2022
Full Year Tuition:
HEALTH AND SAFETY
An Alabama Certificate of Immunization prepared and signed by your physician's office must be on file with the school nurse prior to your child beginning the program.
Research-based and field-tested, Opening the World of Learning (OWL) by Scott Foresman is a comprehensive integrated, Pre-K curriculum designed to develop language and early literacy skills in the context of rich content - primarily in the areas of mathematics, science, and social studies. Unit topics include Family, Friends, Wind and Water, World of Color, Shadows and Reflections, and Things That Grow.
The Pre-K schedule will consist of whole group activities, small group activities, outside playtime and nap time (not to exceed 45 minutes). Small group activities will include time in the block center, math and manipulative center, science center, reading center, dramatic play/home living center, art center, music/listening center and writing center. Students will also have time to visit the library.
Each classroom will be equipped with Smart Boards for interactive learning. Students will also have access to iPads during learning centers.
Pre-K students will not be required to wear a school uniform.