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About Our Preschool

The Little Apprentices preschool is going to be overseen by a certified and experienced teacher. The lessons plans and activities, however, will be led by our high school students, who have completed over 400 hours of bookwork and direct instruction in areas including, but not limited to child development, preparing a safe environment, selecting appropriate toys, supplies, and activities, planning lessons based on developmental needs, and health and safety. All lesson plans and activities will be linked to Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Standards and will be reviewed and approved by the Early Childhood Education Instructor in advance. All Little Apprentices “staff” (high school students and teacher) have their updated clearances, required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education/Department of Human Services.

While the high school staff have completed many hours of training, it is important to remember that they are still learning as well. High school students will greet families and create a bulletin board that provides resources to families, but they will not be discussing the growth and development of preschoolers. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to the Early Childhood Education Instructor (Mrs. Wilmot).

We will be using a check-in/check-out system called Procare. After applying for the preschool, if there are still open slots for you in our program, you will receive an email from Procare with directions about setting up an account. You will be given a code to use for checking your child in. There will be more detailed information about using the Procare app closer to the time that the preschool will begin, so please be sure to check your emails frequently.

Tuition for Little Apprentices Preschool

A tuition rate of $125 per child will be charged per semester. It is critical that your child’s tuition is paid prior to your child beginning our program, as the tuition is used for supplies and snacks. Our staff will be developing a spending plan based on our budget. We will send out a reminder in advance for the tuition for the spring semester. You will be provided with a receipt of payment that can be used for tax purposes. Your deposit made when signing up will be applied toward the total amount for the first semester.

Tuition Due Dates:

Fall: Monday, August 26, 2024

Spring: Monday, January 20, 2025

You have a few options for paying your child’s tuition.

  1. Personal check made out to “Franklin County Career and Technology Center.” Please write Preschool tuition and your child’s name on the memo line.If mailing, please address to:

Little Apprentices Preschool
Attention: Mrs. Wilmot
2463 Loop Road
Chambersburg, PA 17202

  1. You can also drop off at the office during school hours- M-F, 8am-3pm.
  1. Online through Procare using a debit/credit card. (There is no fee for families.)
  2. Online through Procare using ACH (bank draft).

*When choosing an online payment method, you will be asked to agree to automatic payments. You will only be charged automatically if your tuition isn’t paid by the above due dates.

Monthly Calendars

High school students will be preparing a calendar each month that will give families information about what the children are learning in preschool each week. We’ll also have important information about any closures/cancelations (such as Thanksgiving break and school-wide home-based days) on the calendars. They will also send home informational fliers from time-to-time with children as part of their assignments to encourage positive information sharing with families.

Weather-Related Cancellations and Delays

We will follow the FCCTC cancellation policy. If the school is closed, we will of course be closed. If the school district in which you live cancels due to weather, please do not bring your child. We care about the safety of your family above all, so if your school administration considers it unsafe to drive in your area, we follow that rule.

*You will receive an alert/message through Procare, so please be sure to have your Procare notifications turned on.

We will also try to quickly send out messages using Remind. Please see the sign-up directions for that in this envelope.

In the event of a 2-hour delay for FCCTC, we will cancel preschool. 

2024-2025 Preschool Dates:

Fall Semester: September 9 – December 19

Spring Semester: February 3 – May 15


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