School Year

2017/2018 School Year

Hours:  The school will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Calendar:  2017 / 2018

 

First day of school………………………September 1

Last day of school……………………………….May 31

 

The Dragonfly Forest is closed for the following 2016/2017  days

 

Spring Break…………………………….March 13-16

Memorial Day……………………………………….May 29

 

The Dragonfly Forest is closed for the following days:2017/2018

Labor Day…………………………… September 4, 2017

Thanksgiving………………………November 20-24, 2017

Winter Break…………………………..December 25, 2017 -Jan 5, 2018

Spring Break…………………………….March 12-16, 2018

In the event it becomes necessary to close for hazardous weather, our school website will announce the decision at the top of our home page. It is safe to assume that if the LISD schools are closed due to weather, our school will be closed as well.

 

Tuition and Fees:

  • $600 per month (5 days each week)
  • $500 per month (4 days each week)
  • $400 per month (3 days each week)
  • $300 per month (2 days each week)
  • $150 per month (1 day each week)
  • $100 supply fee (Due at the time of enrollment and the beginning of every school year)
  • $50 registration fee (onetime fee due at the time of enrollment)

 

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is necessary to reserve a spot for a future date and will go toward the supply/registration fee.

 

Tuition is due on the first day of the month and is late after the 5th day of the month regardless of weekends, holidays, vacations, absences or closings due to inclement weather. A late fee of $5 per day will be assessed until the account is brought current. If the balance of the account is not paid in full by the end of the third week, we will be unable to accept the child in our care.

A fee of $25 will be charged for checks returned for non-sufficient funds or other forms of payment that are returned.

Payments may be made in the form of cash or check and mailed directly to the school by yourself or your bank, or placed in the tuition box at the front gate while dropping off or picking up. (Cash payments should not be placed in the box, but rather, handed to a teacher as we will need to give you a receipt for this.) Please make checks payable to The Dragonfly Forest, LLC.
In the case of illness, absence, vacation, school closures for any reason, and holidays, there are no discounts or refunds.

A 30 day notice is required to terminate the program. This month must be paid whether or not your child attends the program for the last month.

 

Enrollment:

To enroll a child, the parent or legal guardian must complete and submit all registration forms (downloadable under the “Enrollment Tab” on the school website) along with the registration fee, supply fee, and tuition for the month.  Please update the information provided when applicable.  Every year, parents will be asked to review and update their child’s registration forms.

 

Listed below are all the forms that must be completed and/or signed, and returned prior to enrolling your child in their first day at The Dragonfly Forest:

 

  • Signed operational policy
  • Admission Information Forms (three of them) including:
  • A copy of your child’s current immunization record or, if you choose not to immunize your child, an immunization exemption affidavit.
  • A vision and hearing screening if your child is four years-old or older.
  • Child Assessment Form
  • Liability Release Form

 

Immunization Requirements:

All children must submit evidence of immunization in accordance with the Texas Department of Health.  An immunization record or an exemption from immunizations affidavit must be provided on or before the first day of enrollment.  Please provide updates to your child’s record for any future immunizations.

 

You can request an immunization exemption form by fax, mail, or online. The link for the Department of State Health Services website with that information is below:

 

DSHS Website

 

Daily Rhythm:

9:00 Arrival

9:15 Story Time / Counting with Nature

9:40 Unstructured Play

10:00 Songs and Verses / Morning Snack

10:30 Gardening time/ Bathroom Break

11:00 Unstructured Play

11:30 Into the Forest

12:00 Picnic Lunch

12:30 Unstructured Play

1:00 Art Exploration/ Creative Dramatics

1:30 Classroom Care

1:45 Goodbye Circle

2:00 Departure

 

 

The Dragonfly Forest is a licensed home-based outdoor preschool that provides an entirely outdoor experience for children ages 2 to 5. We are dedicated to providing an environment for your child to experiment, thrive, learn and grow, while fostering their creativity, imagination and emotional growth. We believe children develop best when given the chance to engage in unstructured play with their peers.