Curtis Kindergarten Files and Policies

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Curricular Goals

Social Emotional

  • Identifying self
  • Learning name
  • Learning Parent's name
  • Learning Age
  • Independence in personal care
  • Easy separation from parent/guardian
  • Cooperating
  • Establishing values
  • Building Self-esteem
  • Interacting

Phonological Awareness & Print Knowledge

  • Identifying name in print
  • Identifying letters in name
  • Writing name
  • Environmental print
  • Book awareness
    • Concepts about print
    • Book Handling
  • Rhyming words
  • Alphabet letter names
  • Alphabet sounds
  • Writing to express ideas

Physical Development

  • Use of writing tools
  • Scissors skills
  • Practicing Fine Motor skills
  • Copying symbols
  • Gross motor skills (Hop, jump, run, catch & bounce ball)


  • Observing
  • Predicting
  • Comparing
  • Problem Solving
  • Participation in Hands-on activities

Creativity & Imagination

  • Dramatic play
  • Music & art activities
  • Outside play
  • Indoor group play
  • Centers

Overall Readiness

  • Encouraging Creativity
  • Use of imagination
  • Expressing self
  • Listening & following directions
  • Contribution to an ongoing assessment portfolio
  • Tying shoes
  • Zipping
  • Buttoning

Christian Living

  • Daily Bible Reading
  • Daily Prayer Time
  • Encouraging Spirituality


  • Counting
  • Matching
  • Sorting
  • Sequencing
  • Calendar
  • Patterning
  • Number & Numeral relationship
  • Addition & Subtraction using manipulatives
  • Arranging numerals
  • Indentify shapes
  • More & Less Than
  • Graphing

Expressive & Language Comprehension

  • Oral communication
  • Following directions
  • Vocabulary
  • Story Predictions

Approach to Learning & Cognition

  • Visual Discrimination
  • Classify both physically and conceptually
  • Auditory patterning
  • Sequencing pictures
  • Participation in finger plays and rhymes
  • Story retelling w/pictures
  • Working puzzles
  • Identifying colors


Registration Fees and Tuition

A registration fee is due at the time of enrollment to be renewed each school term.
This registration fee is not refundable.

Preschool – Pre-K. Fall or Spring Registration Fee: $50
Kindergarten Registration: $50
Summer Registration Fee: $50
After School Registration Fee: $40

Tuition Rates for Infants and Toddlers (Nursery, ELC and Bridge Class)

Full Time Weekly Tuition: $135
Three Days Tuition (M-W-F): $85
Two Days Tuition (T-Th): $75

Tuition Rates for Preschool Building and Big Building Pre-Kindergarten

Full Time Weekly Tuition: $105
Three Days Tuition (M-W-F): $80
Two Days Tuition (T-Th): $70

Two full time children will receive 10% off total tuition. We no longer offer 1/2 day tuition

Tuition Rates for Kindergarten

Weekly Tuition $120

Tuition Rates for After School Program

Ages 5–8: $35 per week includes afternoon snack.
Parent/Guardian is responsible for providing transportation.

Summer Program for School Age Kids (5-10)

Full-Time - $100
Three Days (M-W-F) - $75
Two Days (T-TH) - $65

Tuition Payments

Parent/guardian is required to pay by Friday of the upcoming week. If tuition payment is not made by the Monday of the week being attended there will be a $5.00 weekly fee added to the students account. If tuition is failed to be paid in weeks thereafter there will be a $5.00 fee accrued for each week that the tuition payment is late. Tuition may also be paid in advance monthly, by semester, or by school year. Please note that tuition is a weekly fee and cannot be paid by the day.

Tuition fees are based on the number of days specified in the child's enrollment agreement. (Example: 3 days, M-W-F, $75 per week). Payment may be made by cash or check. There will be a $25.00 fee for any returned check.


There are no deductions made for missed days. The weekly rate remains the same.

Request for Schedule Change or Withdrawal from School

A two-week notice is required to change the number of days agreed upon or to withdraw from the school. In the event that notice is not given, your weekly tuition will be charged and payment expected.

Vacation Time

Curtis Kindergarten and Preschool will be closed the week of Christmas so that our employees may spend the Christmas holidays with their families. There will be no tuition charged for that week. You may choose a vacation week in the spring semester or summer session if your child is enrolled full-time year round.. This vacation week option is not available to summer session, school year only or part-time (MWF or TTH) students. A vacation week must be taken in five consecutive days. The director should be notified in advance of the week.


When the school is closed for National Holidays (including Labor Day, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, etc.), the weekly tuition rate remains the same.

Inclement Weather

If the school is closed due to inclement weather we will follow the same schedule of Searcy Public Schools. Searcy Public Schools will be posted on the following channels: KWCK 99.9, KARK channel 4, or KATV channel 7. In this instance we will also try our best to put Curtis Kindergarten and Preschool on these websites to help you. The tuition will stay the same as if we were still open for any inclement weather days.