On August 3, based on the level of community spread and concerns about COVID-19, the decision was made to offer remote only preschool for September 2020-January 2021. We will work closely with our local health department and health officials as we consider opening for in person preschool beyond that point.
As many of you know, Ms Kristin has been offering free online Circle Times since March and added take home materials in the form of Play Day Boxes for June-August. We are continuing to offer those services along with a few more options.
As of August 13, we have over 50 children who have enrolled in our 2020-2021 Prechool at Home program. Each will receive a Box of the Month September-May. Inside are school supplies, holiday and seasonal items, poems and books to use with free Circle Times on our Facebook page. Some children are enrolled to receive Letter of the Week packets also receive non perishable snacks and activity supplies as well as private Zoom classes with peers and Ms Kristin. As part of our commitment to offering rich early childhood experiences, we provide high quality items and food. This adds to our cost but it also adds to the value of their experience.
As always, families are encouraged to request Financial Assistance based on their own financial realities. We believe that income and number of people in the home are not the only factors to consider. Medical bills, lack of insurance, rising costs and debt contribute greatly to a family’s inability to pay. Since New Creation Preschool began in 1994, our practice has been finding tuition levels based on need. We recognize that bringing this unconventional view into reality can feel like an awkward dance at first. The simplest way to say it is: in the end, we want children here and families pay what they can.
We are only able to do these things thanks to donations. As a non-profit program, we’ve relied on this financial participation since 1994. If you are interested in supporting us financially, there are several options.
AMAZON WISH LIST – Our Amazon Wish List is updated regularly for people who want to purchase items for our programming. We are looking for new and safer ways to do preschool during the pandemic: individual materials, activities and snacks, easy to clean items for our lending toy library, hope for the future!
DONATION for SUPPLIES – PRESCHOOL FUND – This money will go in a fund to buy materials and equipment for our Preschool program. While helping support our online programming, this money is also used for purchasing items in anticipation of safely reopening our building for on-site preschool.
DONATION for FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – TUITION FUND – This money will go directly to allow families who have requested Financial Assistance to participate in our program for free or a reduced rate.
• AMAZON WISH LIST: click here
• PAY PAL: click here
• VENMO: @Kristin-NewCreationPreschool
• CASH or CHECK mailed to
New Creation Preschool
221 Muse Street
Newton KS 67114
Thank you, dear community for bringing more life, love and laughter to young children’s lives.