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LIGHTHOUSE LEARNING CENTER PRESCHOOL

Lighthouse Learning Center is a branch of Capital Christian Church which provides a high quality Christian based early education and care program.  We are open between the hours of 8:15 am and 11:15 am, Monday through Friday.  The center serves children aged three years (providing they are potty trained) through five years and has the capacity to serve 50 children. More information is available below.

Lighthouse Learning Center
3838 Jericho Rd
Bismarck, ND 58503
(701) 255-1388
preschool@cccbismarck.com

You  may contact us by filling out the form below.


Goals & Objectives

The purpose of Lighthouse Learning Center is to offer a loving and learning environment for children ages 3 years through 5 years old in order that they may discover their uniqueness and their relationship to God’s world around them. Our program is designed to meet each child’s needs, to foster development of competence in intellectual and social skills, and to provide a safe, nurturing environment. The program will focus on increasing development in the emotional, social, physical, intellectual, educational, and spiritual growth of each child. Curriculum is utilized that develops a child in all dimensions of learning using the principles and values from the Bible for its structural basis. Our strong commitment to working with parents is evidenced through parent activities and programs.


Information

Preschool Enrollment is open to all children between the ages of 3 (if potty-trained) and through kindergarten whose needs can be met by Lighthouse Learning Center. Authorization for admission is made by the Director if the child is of appropriate age and determined to be socially, emotionally, and physically mature enough for preschool. If classes are filled when a parent calls, the parent may request an application for the waiting list to fill vacancies as they occur. As vacancies occur during the year, they will be filled from the waiting list.

TUITION AND FEES
Preschool Tuition Options:
  • Lighthouse Learning Center's preschool hours are 8:15 AM to 11:15 AM.
  • You can choose Monday-Friday;  or Monday/Wednesday/Friday;  or Tuesday/Thursday.
  • The monthly tuition is based upon the preschool plan chosen.
Monthly rates for the 2022-2023 year are as follows:
  • 5 days a week - $280
  • 3 days a week - $210
  • 2 days a week - $170
There is a one-time registration fee of $50. Payments are due on the 1st of each month and will be considered late after the 10th of the month.

BILLING INFORMATION
Payment Agreements
If there is a problem with your account or if you will not be able to pay on the due date, please talk with the Director before the bill is due. If you are unable to pay your bill on the due date, you may ask for a payment agreement stating when you will pay the amount due. Payment agreements may be for a one-time situation or to change the normal due date to a different time in the month on an ongoing basis. A late charge of $5.00 per day will be assessed on all late payments. Tuition can be mailed or dropped off at the Preschool.

Dis-enrollment for Nonpayment
Any account not paid by the 5th working day after it is due, or any payment agreement not paid on the due date, will be sent a past due notice. Children will be dis-enrolled if an account is 30 days past due. Children may be dis-enrolled within a shorter timeframe if a repeat violation of the payment policy or agreement. In the event an account should remain delinquent, the Preschool reserves the right to turn the account over to a professional agency for collection. All payments, including registration fees, will be applied to the oldest balance on the account.

Returned Checks
If a check is returned, you will be assessed a $25.00 returned check fee. If the amount is not paid, dis-enrollment procedures will be initiated. After the second returned check, the client must pay on a cash basis.

Social Service Payments
If your child care is paid for by a government or community agency, please be advised that the late and returned check fees will not be covered. We request you have your caseworker send all contract information to the center. Parental fees must be paid on a timely basis.

Absence Credits
Lighthouse Learning Center does not give credit for any vacation time or sick days.

PARENTAL HANDBOOK
We encourage you to download and read the parent handbook.


Enrollment Forms


All forms below are required for enrollment.

Child Information Sheet. This must be filled out completely. (SFN 845)  -  http://www.nd.gov/eforms/Doc/sfn00845.pdf  
Certificate of Immunization. (SFN 16038)  -  https://www.health.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/Files/MSS/Immunizations/Providers/COI05-2018.pdf
Parent's Statement on Health of Child. (SFN 847)  -  http://www.nd.gov/eforms/Doc/sfn00847.pdf
Parental Contract. Download and fill out the PDF form.


STAFF

The administrative staff at Lighthouse Learning Center is comprised of Nola Cox (LHLC Director), and 2 additional teachers. Staff qualifications and child/teacher ratios are always met and often exceed state requirements. Our staff is always available to discuss any special needs or concerns you may have.

All staff members are required to have background checks. No staff member employed at Lighthouse Learning Center have been found guilty of homicide, assaults, kidnapping, gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, corruption or solicitation of minors, sexual abuse, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, sexual performances of children, promoting or facilitating prostitution, or a similar offense.


Licensing

The center is licensed by the State of North Dakota. We are also regularly inspected by the Fire Department. All children are accepted on the basis of “being a child” and will not be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, or ancestry. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our preschool, feel free to call the State Department of Human Services Child Services Division, Burleigh County Social Services or Child Care Resource & Referral. The license is on display so that each family can see we have met the licensing requirements for the state of North Dakota. Each year the staff are required to attend a specified number of training hours to maintain that license.


Class Schedule


Although subject to change at the discretion of the Director or Preschool Teacher, the following schedule will most closely resemble a normal classroom day:

8:15 – 8:30 Free play
8:30 – 8:45 Bible story
8:45 – 9:15 Circle Time – morning songs, calendar, discuss theme and planned activities
9:15 – 9:35 Snack
9:35 – 10:00 Academic lessons
10:00 – 10:45 Art/crafts & Centers
10:45 – 10:55 Clean-up
10:55 – 11:15 Large movement, music, games

Curriculum


The base curriculum used is the Essentials Preschool program which has been further enhanced by the Director to better meet the following goals and objectives. The curriculum is available for viewing at the Center by contacting the Director or a preview is available by following the link provided below.

Essentials Preschool Curriculum Scope & Sequence:
http://www.gospelpublishing.com/store/agph/Downloads/PDFs/EssentialsPDFs/EssPreSch_Scope.pdf

Essentials Preschool Curriculum Sample Lesson:
http://www.gospelpublishing.com/store/agph/Downloads/PDFs/EssentialsPDFs/EssPreSch_SamLesSM.pdf